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At 2:11 a.m. on May 3, Colorado Springs Police received a call regarding a single-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 25. Just north of the Fillmore Street exit, the vehicle left the road before crashing into a tree.

Two Individuals Transported to Hospital

The 24-year-old male driver and his 20-year-old female passenger required transport to an area hospital. However, the passenger died at the hospital. The driver’s condition was not immediately known. Both individuals were from Colorado Springs. Two northbound lanes of Interstate 25, between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street, required closure for several hours so that investigators could complete their work.

Driver Arrested

Police later arrested the motorist for driving while under the influence and suspicion of vehicular homicide. Although the final outcome of this police investigation is still unknown, it is possible that an injured passenger, or the survivors of a deceased passenger, to sue the motorist in a single-vehicle wreck.

When there is an assertion that negligent conduct led to the crash, it is possible to name the driver and his insurer as defendants in a civil lawsuit. Such litigation often seeks compensation for pain-and-suffering, loss of companionship, burial expenses and other possible losses. However, settlements occur in many cases without a trial.

If either you or a loved one is in a car crash, it is possible to discuss the matter with Colorado Springs wrongful death attorneys in a confidential manner. The case evaluation is free and without obligation. To ask your questions or learn more, please contact us.