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Car Accident Round-Up: Students Killed in Wrong Way Crash

Woman slams head-on into vehicle after traveling seven miles in the oncoming lane in fatal car accident

Four Die in Wrong-Way Accident in Ohio
A 69-year-old woman traveled over seven miles the wrong direction on I-75 near Toledo, Ohio, before slamming head-on into a car carrying five college students.  The woman and three of the college students died in the Friday morning accident.  The two other college students were seriously injured.  A caravan of four cars was carrying 16 Bowling Green State University students to the airport for a spring break vacation in the Dominican Republic.  Police are investigating to determine why the woman was on the wrong side of the road.

Police Chase Leads to Fatal Car Crash in Pennsylvania
A driver and his passenger died early Monday morning when their car crashed into a wall in Wilkinsburg, PA after a police chase.  Pittsburgh police officers recognized the car from being stolen at gunpoint last month and attempted to stop the driver.  The driver sped away on Oakwood.  After a short pursuit, the police lost sight of the vehicle and ended the chase.  Police are continuing to investigate, and do not know whether the driver stole the vehicle. 

DUI Accident Claims Two Lives in Altoona, PA
According to the Altoona Mirror, two people died and five others were injured in a two-car accident near Altoona, PA, when a driver with a .33 BAC crossed the center line.  The driver apparently lost control of his vehicle going around a curve on Route 36, south of St. Augustine Road in Clearfield Township, causing the oncoming vehicle to strike the passenger side of the other car. The second car was carrying five high-school students who had been out for a night of bowling. Three of the students remain hospitalized.

Ohio Crash Leaves Three Dead, One Injured
A Sunday morning single-car crash near Marseilles, Ohio left three people dead and one injured, according to the Marion Star.  Police report the driver apparently lost control of her vehicle on Ohio 67 going around a curve south of Township Highway 94. Alcohol and excessive speed are reported factors in the crash. None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts, and they were all ejected upon impact.  The condition of the injured passenger is not known. 

Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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