A fatal accident in Asheville, North Carolina, may result in criminal charges for the driver of a limousine after two passengers died while in his vehicle. The victims, both in their mid-20s, had been married for less than three months when they were killed in the crash on Interstate 26.
The 45-year-old driver remains hospitalized at this time, though his injury status is unknown. Prosecutors say they are considering filing misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with the case. Investigators determined the driver's actions caused the collision.
Authorities report the driver of the limousine lost control of the vehicle after it ran off the road on Aug. 11. The car then smashed into a tree. The 25-year-old woman died at the scene of the crash, and her husband perished later that day. The couple had been in town to attend a friend's wedding. The limousine was hired to take them to a return flight at the nearby airport.
An investigation into the matter continues as prosecutors mull the potential for criminal charges against the at-fault driver. The driver owns a transportation company known as A Premier Transportation Service. He holds a permit that allows him to drive clients between the airport and other destinations.
Relatives and friends of the couple say the two teachers touched countless lives during their tenures. The woman taught middle-school writing and literature at a high-risk urban school in Philadelphia, while the man was a math instructor at a nearby charter school. They had been married on May 26.
If your loved one has been killed in a car accident caused by another driver, consider seeking financial compensation for your loss. Victims can seek damages for wrongful death, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consort and a variety of other civil claims. Contact a qualified personal injury attorney to find out more about your options today.
Source: www.citizen-times.com, "2nd person dies from Asheville crash" Sabian Warren, Aug. 13, 2013