Pregnant Woman and Child Killed in Interstate 75 Wrongful Death Car Crash by Drunk Driver

Published on Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm in Auto Accidents.

Pregnant Woman, Child Killed in I-75 crash WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — An out-of-control pickup truck crossed an interstate median and struck three oncoming vehicles, killing a pregnant woman and a child, police said. The crash Monday night along Interstate 75 in southern Kentucky temporarily shut down traffic in both directions. The truck driver was charged with drunken driving, three murder counts and driving on a suspended license, Kentucky State Police said. One murder charge stemmed from the death of the woman’s unborn baby. The three vehicles that were struck were carrying 14 people, including several youngsters, but state police did not specify how many were injured. Cindy S. Haas, 25, of Cleveland and Gus P. Pontikis, 8, of Park Ridge, Ill., died in the crash. The injured were taken to hospitals in Kentucky and Tennessee. The GMC truck was traveling northbound when it crossed the median and struck a car carrying three people from Park Ridge in the rear passenger door, killing the boy, police said. The truck then overturned and struck the minivan with six people from Cleveland aboard, including Haas, police said. Another vehicle carrying five people from Keego Harbor, Mich., and Cleveland was struck by debris from the truck. The truck driver, 45-year-old Raymond J. Garner of Andersonville, Tenn., was treated and released at a local hospital and then taken to the Whitley County jail, police said. Garner was riding alone in the truck, police said. Source: © 2007 The Associated Press. The above facts point out the dangers on some of the Interstates in Kentucky. As a person who is familiar with this Interstate, I can understand that it could be the site of such a tragic accident, especially with the addition of Alchol. It goes to show that you never know what the other driver is doing and what they may have had to drink. These families will definitely have a Wrongful Death Claim against the other vehicle driver. There will also be Criminal Charges pressed by the local authorities. It could be Murder but most likely will be a Manslaughter Charges. All the facts are not yet known however. In situations such as this it can take weeks, months or even years to discover exactly what happened. In Case such as this, the Kentucky State Police or the County Sheriffs Office must open a Death Investigation Case. Sometimes the result of these investigations can stay open for months. At Daryl T Dixon Law, we do these type of investigations everyday for our clients as an alternative to the State Police of County Sheriff’s Investigation. As a Kentucky Car Wreck Lawyer many times I must uncover unknown facts that can lead to the Prosecution of a Wrongful Death Claim or lead us not to prosecute a case for a client. One thing is for sure. If you or a family member has been involved in a case such as this, you will want to hire a Lawyer as soon as practicable. The sooner the Attorney can start their investigation the better the chances of the outcome. Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney Daryl T. Dixon answers questions about Car Wreck Wrongful Death cases and Car Wreck Injury cases on daily bases. You may ask questions at this website by clicking the Quick Contact Form or you may call the offices directly at TOLL FREE (866) 529-7745. Calls and emails will be returned in less than 24 Hours.

Legal InSites - Law Firm Digital Marketing