A family whose lives have been devastated after recent news of the death of two loved ones are searching for answers from investigators who are trying to determine what caused the head-on crash that abruptly brought the lives of their family members to an end. The accident occurred on an Indiana roadway, just before 10 p.m., on a Saturday in June. Investigators say they are awaiting toxicology reports in connection with the fatal collision.
Preliminary investigations show that two vehicles were traveling north of Charlestown when tragedy struck. The vehicles were initially traveling in opposite directions. One car suddenly veered left of the centerline and hit the other vehicle head-on. Sadly, three lives were lost in the collision.
One of the victims was seven months pregnant
A 37-year-old victim was seven months pregnant. She was traveling with a 56-year-old woman. Both women died due to their injuries. The pregnant mother’s sister expressed the family’s grief, noting that it wasn’t fair for the lives of her sister and her unborn baby to end in this way.
2 occupants in the wrong-way vehicle survived
The driver and a passenger in the car that veered out of its lane before striking the victims’ vehicle both survived. The toxicology reports will show whether drugs or alcohol may have been factors in the crash. In any case, when a fatal collision is determined to have been preventable were it not for driver negligence, immediate family members of those who have died may seek financial recovery for their losses in a civil court by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed responsible for the collision.