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Fatal West Virginia accident reportedly result of drunk driving

For many children, a trip to Disneyworld is the fulfillment of one of their dreams. On the return home, they are likely happy with the memories created. Unfortunately, the return trip for several turned into a nightmare after police in West Virginia say that four people were killed in a drunk driving accident.

One witness says the he and his family narrowly missed a collision with a wrong-way vehicle at approximately 1:30 in the morning. He describes the pickup truck as speeding along the middle lanes. Unfortunately, another vehicle was not able to avoid a collision.

The pickup truck that was apparently headed in the wrong lanes was driven by a 35-year-old male, and his truck crashed head-on into a sports utility vehicle. Four people in the SUV -- two women, ages 27 and 29, and two children, ages 6 and 9 -- died at the scene. Four other vehicle occupants remain in the hospital. The driver of the pickup now faces multiple charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol.

What should have been a time filled with happiness for those in the SUV returning from vacation turned into a time of mourning, reportedly as a result of someone who was drunk driving. The families of the deceased and the injured victims will likely face a long road to recovery as the result of the apparent actions of a drunk driver in West Virginia. Many people who were similarly harmed have sought the guidance of a personal injury attorney. When serious harm or death is the result of another's negligence, a court could order that damages be paid, ultimately helping victims cope with the financial consequences of their loss.

Source: wvmetronews.com, "Several near misses on Turnpike before fatal wrong-way crash", Jeff Jenkins, March 30, 2016

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