The October 15 car accident in Dayton that killed the mayor of Moraine, Ohio remains under investigation. The mayor was killed while making a left turn from South Gettysburg Avenue onto the US 35 entry ramp. His car was in the process of turning when it was struck by a car moving at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction. The other car carried two passengers, a second adult and a 2-year old. All people in the other vehicle were injured, but they were treated and released.

Police suspect drag racing was to blame for the crash. Witnesses report that the car which struck the mayor’s car was seen racing another vehicle earlier in the evening. The second racing vehicle has not yet been identified, but it has been described as a “white, older-model vehicle.” However, police have not filed charges, and they are not saying whether drag racing, drunk driving, or other dangerous driving was to blame for the accident. The driver of the striking vehicle had 17 driving violations since 2003, most of them for driving without a license.

Unfortunately, many drivers on the roads are careless or reckless and many good people lose their lives as a result. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation for your loss. To learn more about your legal rights, please call or email Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA today for a free case evaluation.