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Wrongful death of victim caused by semi-car crash in Alaska

Tractor-trailers are often used throughout the United States to transport various types of cargo from one place to another. However, when these massive automobiles are used in the wintry conditions of Alaska, dangerous situations can occur if the driver does not take extra caution to drive safely. These situations can create horrifying accidents that can injure or even kill any individual that is involved. Unfortunately, one accident in Alaska caused the apparent wrongful death of one person recently.

The accident took place on March 18 at around 7:15 p.m. and involved a semi-truck and another motor vehicle. The two vehicles collided while the car was driving south and the semi was traveling north. The semi was found by first responders facing north on the west side of the road.

The driver of the car was reportedly unconscious when emergency responders initially arrived, but passed away soon after because of her injuries. The driver of the semi was supposedly conscious and speaking to police at the scene. The accident resulted in a blockage of traffic until almost 3 a.m. the next day.

Once investigations of the accident have been investigated by Alaska police, the family members of the victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Compensation could be used by the family to pay for any of the victim's final expenses. This could allow the family to focus on recuperating from their loss instead of worrying about new bills from the accident.

Source: KTUU, Fatal Potter Marsh Semi-Car Crash Closes Seward Highway, Chris Klint, March 18, 2014

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