According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on Jan. 9. The accident occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Highway 107 in the 1600 block.

The 42-year-old man was driving his Chevy S-10 pickup truck on the highway. A 43-year-old man driving a Honda Accord had been weaving in and out of traffic and passing other vehicles, according to witness reports. The Honda’s driver allegedly swerved out in front of the man’s pickup truck. The victim attempted to avoid hitting the Honda, but witnesses indicated the Honda also swerved, colliding head-on into the man’s truck.

Responding medical personnel declared the 42-year-old dead at the accident scene. The Honda’s driver was flown for treatment of his injuries to Johnson City Medical Center. Authorities indicate the Honda’s driver is currently in stable condition. They also indicated their investigation into the accident is continuing and that criminal charges may be filed against the man.

The families of those who are unexpectedly killed due to the wrongful actions of another driver must deal with not only the grief of their unexpected loss but also significant financial expenses. Families of those killed may have been dependent on their loved one’s income. Additionally, there may be medical expenses for treatment that the decedent received as well as funeral arrangement costs to deal with. All of these damages are potentially recoverable by filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. A family might want to consider contacting a personal injury lawyer for assistance with preparing the suit.

Source: WJHL, “Man dies in Friday morning crash in Chuckey, TN”, Jan. 9, 2015