An auto accident that claimed the lives of three individuals was caused by a driver who was under the influence of meth. The accident happened in Pike County, Indiana on Friday. According to authorities, at approximately 9:30 p.m. police received several calls reporting a Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Interstate 69. The driver of the Tahoe was located by a police officer who attempted to get his attention, when the driver crossed the median and began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes. As he traveled the wrong-way, the Tahoe struck two vehicles, a Ford Focus and a GMC Terrain, head-on. The driver of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The 22-year-old female that was driving the Ford was transported to hospital where she died the next day, and her 21-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Tragically, the passenger was five months pregnant. The 48-year-old driver of the Tahoe admitted to smoking meth prior to the crash and has been charged with 12 felony counts.
Experiencing the event of losing a loved one is something most people will face at some point during their lifetime. Learning that your loved ones death could have been prevented is devastating. DUI accidents claim thousand of deaths every year and are avoided when driver’s obey traffic laws. While drivers who commit DUI will face criminal consequences they should also be held accountable financially.
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