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Two dead after car crash in Towanda Township

When a person is killed suddenly, that person's family will almost certainly be devastated. They will be left to pick up the pieces and move on without that person. While any death is tragic, when a death is caused by another person's negligence it can be even more upsetting. Many accidental deaths can happen during a car crash especially when the other driver is negligent or driving drunk.

On Nov. 20, a car accident in Towanda Township claimed the lives of two people. A third person, a juvenile, is said to be in critical condition following the head-on accident.

According to reports, a 44-year-old man was driving southbound on Route 220 at around 10:20 a.m with his young daughter. The man apparently tried to pass another car that was also headed southbound near the intersection of Route 220 and Route 6. However, this was a no passing area and the man hit another car heading northbound on Route 220. As a result of the accident, the 44-year-old man was killed, as was the driver of the car he hit.

Police are now investigating the circumstances of the accident. Furthermore, toxicology testing is being done on both of the drivers. Police will likely want to determine if this accident was caused by a drunk driver.

When any fatal car crash happens -- especially a drunk driving accident -- the family is usually left with more than just emotional trauma. There are often medical bills, lost wages and funeral costs that need to be covered. In some situations, a wrongful death suit can help families cover these expenses. While this money cannot take away the hurt of losing a loved one, it can ease some of the burden on a family following a fatal car accident.

Source: WBNG, "Two Killed in Towanda Car Crash," Dave Greber, Nov. 20, 2012

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