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1 dead, 2 injured in possible drag race, police say

Arkansas State Police report a two-vehicle crash on State Street in Little Rock during the early morning hours of July 3 claimed the life of one individual. Two other individuals who were involved suffered unknown injuries. The fatal accident was reportedly caused by a race between the two cars.

According to reports, the collision happened at about 2 a.m. when two Dodge Chargers traveling eastbound on Interstate 630 at high speeds lost control after smashing into each other. As a result, both of the vehicles swerved off the roadway and flipped over. A 21-year-old male passenger in one of the vehicles died from the injuries he suffered and was declared dead by emergency rescue personnel who arrived at the scene. The other two occupants in the same vehicle, a 21-year-old man and the driver, a 20-year-old woman, were both thrown out of the car in the accident. The nature and extent of their injuries was not reported, nor was the condition of the driver of the other Charger known.

Car accidents that end in the death of a loved one can prove to be a very trying time for grieving family members. As they try to deal with the emotional loss, they may also be left wondering how they will be financially supported if the decedent was the family's primary wage earner. A local attorney may be able to help families in these circumstances recover some of their losses if the driver involved was guilty of negligent actions.

By thoroughly analyzing police reports and reviewing any witness statements, an attorney representing the victim's family in a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to substantiate the claim in a civil court proving that the at-fault driver was negligent in causing the crash. In a successful outcome, the family might receive compensation to cover medical and burial expenses as well as future contributions of income in some cases.

Source: KATV, "Early morning fatal accident on I-630", Sarah Chaffin, July 03, 2014

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