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2 killed in fiery head-on crash

A local sheriff's department in New York reported that two individuals were killed in a head-on collision on Route 25 in Granville. According to a witness, the crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 15. The two vehicles, a gray Dodge Intrepid and a red Chevy Camaro, were in flames when police arrived to the accident. Both drivers were dead at the scene and could not be immediately identified. Both vehicles had Vermont license plates. The drivers were taken in for autopsy that may provide clues as to their identities.

According to the witness, the Intrepid attempted an illegal pass of her vehicle on a hill with a double yellow line. The Camaro, coming in the opposite direction, collided with the Intrepid while it was still in the process of passing. The force of the impact spun the Camaro and forced the Intrepid off the road. The vehicles apparently caught fire after the crash.

An illegal pass may be a common cause for serious head-on collisions that result in the injury or death of those involved. When such a car accident results in the death of an individual, surviving family members or relatives might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver responsible. In some cases, the negligent individual in an accident is also killed. It is still possible to seek compensation in such cases by filing the suit against that person's estate.

A wrongful death lawsuit usually attempts to claim monetary compensation for damages associated with the accident and death. This compensation can include medical expenses incurred prior to the death, damage of personal property and the loss of future income that may have been provided to the plaintiffs by the deceased.

Source: Rutland Herald , "Two killed in Granville, N.Y., crash", Brent Curtis , August 16, 2014

Source: Rutland Herald , "Two killed in Granville, N.Y., crash", Brent Curtis , August 16, 2014

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