Four individuals lost their lives in a recent car accident in Colorado. The wreck happened in the early morning hours of Oct. 13 and involved two vehicles. Authorities are still investigating the crash, which may help those who lost loved ones in this tragic accident pursue recovery of much-needed compensation for their loses.
According to reports, two cars were traveling along Highway 85 near the 306 mile marker close to the Wyoming border when the accident occurred. Around 2:30 the morning of Oct. 13, a 2015 Jeep heading south reportedly crossed the center line and collided with a 2018 Honda traveling north. Each vehicle contained two people, the driver and a passenger, and all four lost their lives.
The victims in the Jeep were described as a 30-year-old-make and a male passenger, also 30. The victims in the Honda were described as a 22-year-old driver and a female passenger, aged 24. Colorado State Police were investigating the crash to determine whether the Jeep driver was driving under the influence.
Legal recourse for victims’ families
Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing someone in an accident that possibly could have been prevented only adds to the surviving family’s sorrow. If police determine the Jeep driver was impaired or otherwise acting negligently to cause the accident, the surviving family of those killed in the Honda may elect to pursue wrongful death claims against the Jeep driver’s estate as well as anyone else with ownership interest in the vehicle. Only after providing negligence on the part of the Jeep driver will the court adjudicate the claim and award damages to the surviving loved ones.