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Attempt to pass multiple cars turns deadly

A traffic accident in Washington has left one person dead and another injured. The accident happened near Shelton on Oct. 26. The Washington State Patrol has charged the injured driver with vehicular homicide.

Around 6:40 a.m., a vehicle was reportedly traveling north on State Route 3 when it attempted to pass multiple other vehicles. In doing so, the driver allegedly crossed over the centerline and straight into the path of a southbound vehicle. The collision knocked the southbound car into a ditch, and the northbound car came to a rest in the center of the road.

The 20-year-old woman who had been driving the southbound car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported by air to Harborview Medical Center. The report did not list any further information on the driver's condition. Additionally, police did not mention whether they believed any other factors, such as alcohol or distracted driving, may have contributed to the accident.

Those who have lost loved ones to car accidents should know that the harm that has been done to them and their loved ones may be worthy of financial compensation. A personal injury attorney might be able to help a family identify the parties who are responsible for a fatal accident. They may provide guidance to the family by creating and executing a civil case for the wrongful death of their family members. They may also participate in any discussions with the defendant or the court.

Source: The Olympian , "1 dead, 1 charged with vehicular homicide after Sunday crash near Shelton ", Tammy McGee, October 27, 2014

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