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Driver believed responsible for fatal car accident arrested

An Arizona woman has been arrested following an accident that claimed the life of another individual. This car accident happened just days after Christmas outside of the Phoenix area. This incident, as with others like it, will likely leave the victim's family with a myriad of questions and the desire for justice to be served.

At the end of December, a female whose age was not specified, died in her vehicle following a car crash. According to police, the woman deemed responsible for the wreck allegedly ran a red light just before striking the victim's car. It is believed that the accused's vehicle was traveling at approximately 75 mph at the time of impact. The force of this impact reportedly pinned the victim in her vehicle, making it impossible for her to get out without extraordinary measures.

The blood-alcohol levels reported in the news would indicate that this was a DUI-related incident; however, this has not yet been determined in court. The woman held responsible for this wreck was arrested upon her release from the hospital. She is currently facing several charges for the crash, including a charge for second-degree murder.

The victim's family retains the right to pursue civil claims against the woman believed responsible for the death of their loved one. Wrongful death and possibly survival actions may be filed in an Arizona civil court. Should negligence be established against the driver thought responsible, financial relief may be awarded to the victim's family for the damages suffered as a result of this car accident.

Source: abc15.com, "Report: Chandler teacher arrested after deadly crash had blood-alcohol level of .283", Jan. 2, 2015

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