When teenagers are given the privilege of driving in Oklahoma, some of them make poor decisions related to road safety. Sometimes these decisions may result in nothing more than a fender bender, while other times, the results can be deadly. Sadly, a recent accident involving a teen driver left two people dead. The teenager is now facing serious charges related to his role in the crash.
The accident happened before daylight on an early weekday morning. An 18-year-old male was traveling on State Highway 51 in Payne County. He was driving his Ford Mustang on the wrong side of the road and traveling at over 150 mph, and he may have been under the influence of alcohol. The teen driver collided with a Chevy Impala which was driven by a 60-year-old woman.
The teenage passenger in the Mustang died in the crash. The driver of the Chevy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, the passenger in her vehicle was also killed in the accident. The teen driver of the Mustang was injured, treated, and released from the hospital. He is now facing second-degree murder charges for the two deaths in the accident.
Legal options after a serious car accident
When an Oklahoma resident dies in a car accident, the loved ones left behind are understandably dealing with a lot of emotional trauma. Losing someone in an accident is unexpected and the aftermath can leave families with many expenses related to the loss of their loved one. While no amount of money can make up for that loss, compensation from a successful civil suit against the driver at fault can ease the financial burden.