Drunken Driver Kills Passenger Alcohol was a factor in the death of a man killed in a traffic accident when a vehicle merging onto the highway hit
Drunken Driver Kills Passenger
Alcohol was a factor in the death of a man killed in a traffic accident when a vehicle merging onto the highway hit a tractor trailer. The driver who had apparently been drinking heavily only suffered minor injuries but the male passenger in the car who was a marine attending SSU was killed on impact. Police officers took the woman into custody on DWI charges and for recklessly causing an accident. The woman was released on bail.
Accidents caused by drunken drivers can cause a lot of pain for the families of the victims. The family of this marine has expressed devastating grief over losing him so suddenly and unexpectedly. Families left behind by these victims are overwhelmed and have a right to seek justice for the loss and grief that they experience. Under California state law, when the drunken driver is convicted, these families can use this information in their efforts to pursue a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for the damages and grief they suffered from their losses.