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Police question cause of crash following fatal accident

On Behalf of | Jul 16, 2020 | Personal Injury |

A recent fatal car crash here in Kentucky has left law enforcement with more questions than answers as they work to determine the cause. When this happens, it not only makes the work of investigators more difficult, but it can cause a great deal of emotional turmoil for the families of the victims.

However, it is likely that authorities will be able to reasonably identify what contributed to the car accident, which could mean criminal charges for anyone deemed responsible. At this time, police still haven’t stated what caused the fatal crash that took one person’s life.

One dead after I-265 accident

Authorities say the collision took place on a recent afternoon. A passenger vehicle was allegedly speeding, resulting in it rear-ending a second vehicle. This crash resulted in other vehicles colliding, which reportedly included two more passenger vehicles and two semi-trucks.

One person involved died at the scene of the crash. Police say the first driver, believed to have started the entire incident, suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital. There is no word on the condition of any of the other drivers, and it is not known what type of vehicle that the deceased was driving.

Although police have mentioned speeding as a possible contributing factor, they have not speculated on any other possibilities, such as intoxicated driving. Kentucky law enforcement may decide to file criminal charges against the driver who caused the incident as well as others deemed responsible once they conclude their investigation.

Even if this does not occur, the family of the deceased victim may have other legal options available. They could decide to file a wrongful death claim against any parties that are determined to be at fault for the car accident. Anyone in a similar situation may want to consult a personal injury attorney to determine the best course of action in the pursuit of justice.