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Car crash claims retired teacher's life

A retired elementary school teacher and baker who was well-known in her community recently lost her life in a motor vehicle accident. The Texas car crash occurred at around 8 a.m. on a Monday and has left the entire community in mourning. The woman who died in the two-car accident was 63 years old.

According to police, the woman was driving northeast along U.S. Highway 67. All of a sudden, a 17-year-old boy driving some other teens attempted to make a turn off the highway. Sadly, his car collided with the teacher's vehicle.

The woman passed away after being transported to the hospital not long after the crash. Meanwhile, four teenagers who were riding in the teen's were transported to the hospital by helicopter. Their conditions ranged from serious to critical.

The surviving family members of the deceased teacher may opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the teenage driver, as well as anyone else who had an ownership interest in the car he was operating at the time of the tragedy. In addition, the injured teen passengers in the car that the teenage boy was driving may choose to file personal injury claims against him, seeking damages. Once liability is established in a Texas civil court, claims for damages may be decided. Monetary compensation cannot undo the tragic loss of a loved one's life in a car crash, but it may help to address emotional distress as well as pain and suffering caused by the collision. Awarded monetary damages may also be helpful for covering hospital bills, funeral costs, the loss of companionship in this type of car accident case.

Source: star-telegram.com, "Beloved pie baker, retired teacher killed in Johnson County wreck", Domingo Ramirez Jr., April 27, 2017

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