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Young New Haven woman victim in fatal crash

Connecticut residents recently learned of a tragic car accident in which a 21-year-old New Haven woman lost her life. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred during the early morning hours as five people crammed into one vehicle sped along a New York expressway.

According to police reports, upon attempting to navigate a turn, the 23-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. The car then hit and bounced of a metal portion of a highway divider. The force of the crash resulted in one of the rear passengers, a 21-year-old New Haven woman, being ejected from the vehicle.

After the 21-year-old was ejected from the car, the vehicle continued to spin around and into the path of oncoming traffic. In an effort to avoid being hit by another car or truck, the 23-year-old driver of the badly damaged car drove to a nearby exit and waited for police to arrive.

The body of 21-year-old passenger, who was ejected from the car during the crash, was left in the road. First responders arriving at the accident scene were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive the young woman and she was pronounced dead.

The 23-year-old driver responsible for causing the fatal car accident was arrested and currently faces criminal charges including suspected DUI. Four other individuals, including the driver, who were occupants in the car at the time of the crash sustained minor injuries for which they sought medical treatment.

In addition to the criminal charges pending against the 23-year-old driver, it's likely the family of the deceased 21-year-old may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Taking such legal action can help grieving family members recover compensation related to their great loss and also bring a sense of closure and vindication to a horrific event.

Source: WVIT, "New Haven Woman Killed in New York Crash," Sheldon Dutes and Shimon Prokupecz, May 13, 2013

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