A tragic accident on Interstate 10 left five people dead early this morning. The fatal accident happened after a driver was reportedly traveling the wrong way on the interstate near LaPlace, Louisiana. The wrong-way driver collided with another vehicle that was carrying four occupants, killing everyone inside. The wrong-way driver also died in the collision.
Many details regarding the circumstances of the tragedy were unavailable in a news report, including the identity of the wrong-way driver. However, police are presumably investigating the accident and will hopefully release an accident report soon so as to allow the families of the victims some understanding of what occurred. Based on early reports, troopers became aware of the wrong-way driver only moments before the accident happened.
Additionally, at least two others received minor injuries as a result of the accident. An 18-wheeler sideswiped the wreck, causing another vehicle to crash into it. Fortunately, they are expected to recover from their injuries.
In cases such as these, little can be done to replace the life of a loved one. However, through a wrongful death lawsuit, the families may be able to collect monetary compensation to cover funeral expenses along with any medical expenses and other damages. A wrongful death refers to a fatality caused by the negligent or willful conduct of another, and may apply to the heartrending nature of this fatal accident. One can only hope that the families of these five car accident victims find peace eventually as they struggle with their sudden loss.