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College Student Killed in a Car Accident

Students, along with staff members, at a university are mourning the death of a fellow classmate. A 20-year-old student was killed in a car accident that happened on the highway. North Carolina authorities charged the driver with death by vehicle.

The student was attending A&T State University with a major in social work. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was being operated by her best friend, who is also a 20-year-old female. For unknown reasons, the driver allegedly ended up driving off the road and the vehicle flipped over. The driver only sustained minor injuries, but the student was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver now faces a charge of misdemeanor death by automobile. It is not known if alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to the crash. No other details about the accident have been reported. Grief counselors are available at the school for students who are in need.

This student who was killed in a car accident had a promising future ahead of her. Not only does the driver have to answer to criminal charges, she may also have to answer to civil litigation if a suit is filed. The family members of the deceased victim may have the right to file a wrongful death suit against the driver as an appropriate legal remedy to recover damages suffered. The civil court system in North Carolina may award the family financial compensation if evidence presented is to the satisfaction of the court.

Source: wxii12.com, “North Carolina A&T student dies in crash”, , July 14, 2014