Two men have lost their lives in a tragic car crash in Indiana. The accident took place early in the morning on a recent Wednesday. The motor vehicle accident involved two cars along Indiana 26 near a county road.
According to police, a car was driving east along the highway at about 5:55 a.m. Meanwhile, another motor vehicle was allegedly traveling west on the highway. The first car then reportedly crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the second car for unknown reasons.
Following the crash, the first car allegedly caught fire. Authorities said firefighters ended up having to extinguish the blaze. Sadly, the drivers of both cars were pronounced dead at the crash scene. Police continued to investigate the cause of the accident.
If the police’s investigation reveals that the car accident was the result of the first driver’s carelessness, the surviving loved ones of the deceased driver of the second car may opt to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Even though the first car’s driver ended up passing away in the collision, his estate could be sued. Likewise, any other person with an ownership interest in the motor vehicle could be named in a lawsuit.
A claim that is fought successfully may result in monetary damages to address funeral costs stemming from the Indiana motor vehicle accident. A damage award may also help to cover the loss of support for surviving dependents. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the fatal collision, but it may help the deceased victim’s family members to experience a sense of closure in the aftermath of the crash.