The family members of one teacher are grieving following a fatal collision that took place in Georgia. The car accident occurred on a Thursday afternoon. The teacher who died had just turned 27 the day before the collision.

According to police, the woman was making a left turn from one road near a high school, which was just a few blocks away from her school. As she was entering Georgia 49, a semi truck that was going south was making a right turn onto the street from which she was turning left. A vehicle that was behind the semi in the lane going south ended up striking the driver’s side of the car driven by the teacher while she was making her turn.

The woman passed away in the crash as a result of blunt force trauma injuries. She was pronounced dead at around 5:25 p.m. Northbound drivers had to be detoured off of Georgia 49 for over an hour following the crash.

The family members of the teacher who died in the Georgia car accident may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the vehicle that reportedly struck her car. They may seek damages, which — if achieved — might help them to cover the woman’s burial costs and even the loss of support for any of the woman’s remaining dependents. A damage award may also help to address pain and suffering caused by the fatal collision. Claims for monetary damages will be decided only if liability is established to the satisfaction of the court, based upon competent proof of negligence.

Source: macon.com, “Milledgeville music teacher dies in Ga. 49 accident“, Liz Fabian, March 18, 2016