Earlier this month police officers in a neighboring community announced that speeding played a role in a fatal crash that occurred this past October. According to law enforcement officers, despite being in an area where the speed limit was 45 mph, the man behind the wheel of the car that caused the accident was driving at a 107 mph when his vehicle collided with another one. The collision left the 66-year-old driver of the second vehicle dead. Alcohol was also cited as a factor. A test conducted approximately three hours after the crash determined his blood-alcohol content was .197 percent.
As a result of those findings, the 33-year-old has been charged in criminal court. He faces multiple charges including homicide by vehicle.
Though nothing can be done to bring the man who died back to life, his loved ones are likely pleased that the man who caused the crash is facing consequences. The driver could face additional consequences if the deceased man’s family decides to file a civil lawsuit in an effort to recover financial compensation for this death. Anything recovered in such a lawsuit could help the family cover expenses related to the death of their loved one.
Source: Trib LIVE, “Speeding, drinking cited in fatal Murrysville crash,” Renatta Signorini, Dec. 4, 2013