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2 die in Georgia car accident

Two people in Georgia were killed in a recent motor vehicle accident. The car accident involved three cars. It took place along Georgia 247.

Police reported that a 21-year-old man driving a pickup truck struck a mid-size car that was operated by a 38-year-old man. The pickup then hit a sport utility vehicle. The collision occurred north of the intersection with Georgia 96 along the highway.

The pickup driver passed away at a hospital after the crash, while the driver of the car died at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the person driving the SUV suffered no injuries. The southbound and northbound lanes along the highway were shut down following the accident. Police did not indicate what caused the accident, but the investigation is apparently ongoing.

The official investigation may provide information about who caused the fatal car accident. If one of the deceased drivers is found to have caused the motor vehicle crash, this person's estate may face wrongful death litigation, and so may any other individual who had a joint ownership in the vehicle he was operating at the time of the accident. A preponderance of the evidence is required to establish liability in this type of case, based upon a showing of negligence, in civil court; only then will claims for financial damages be decided by a judge in Georgia. With so little information in this accident case, the estate representatives, as well as the SUV driver, would benefit from seeking the advice of an attorney concerning their respective responsibilities in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Source: macon.com, "Two dead in Houston County wreck on Ga. 247", Laura Corley, Feb. 9, 2016

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