Alcohol may have been factor in fatal Minnesota crash

Grief and anger are common emotions after losing someone unexpectedly in a fatal accident, as the victim’s loved ones try to come to terms with the loss they have sustained. When the fatal car accident is caused by the negligence of another and the accident could have been avoided, a victim’s family members may consider holding the negligent driver responsible for their actions.

When drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they endanger not only their own lives but the lives of everyone else on the road. Alcohol may have played a factor in a fatal accident in northern Minnesota earlier this month.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two people were killed in the head-on collision and another two were seriously injured. The accident occurred as a 47-year-old woman and her 48-year-old male passenger were driving on Highway 75 in Cass County. An SUV driven by a 27-year-old man crossed the center line and hit them head-on.

Both occupants of the car died, and the driver of the SUV and his passenger were both seriously injured. According to the State Patrol, alcohol was detected in the SUV driver’s system.

Minnesota victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for their pain and suffering and out-of-pocket costs, including the medical costs associated with the accident. If a victim dies as a result of the accident, their family members may be able to file a wrongful death suit and recover compensation for funeral expenses as well as loss of companionship and loss of financial support.

Source:, “2 dead after head-on crash in northern MN,” May 5, 2014