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1 dead, 3 injured in fatal vehicle accident

One teenager recently died in a single-vehicle accident in Texas. In addition, three other people were injured. The fatal vehicle accident took place early in the morning on a Sunday.

The accident happened off of U.S. Highway 259. Police said a Honda Accord was heading east on the highway at around 3:45 a.m. along Bowie County Road 4255. However, the driver of this vehicle reportedly did not stop at the road's intersection with the highway. Police said the driver was also speeding.

The Honda ended up hitting a tree on a property nearby. An 18-year-old woman who was riding in this vehicle died at the accident scene. Meanwhile, three other passengers suffered injuries, and they were taken to area hospitals. The status of the driver of the vehicle was unclear.

The person who drove the vehicle may face lawsuits in connection with this fatal vehicle accident. This is because the loved ones of the teenager who died in the crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against this driver; in addition, the injured passengers might elect to file personal injury claims against the driver. Successful lawsuits may help to provide the injury victims with monies that could be used to cover medical costs or help the deceased teenager's family members to cover her burial costs. Financial restitution may also help to address pain and suffering caused by the tragic accident. Liability needs to be established to the court's satisfaction before claims for financial damages will be adjudicated in Texas.

Source: myplainview.com, "Former Plainview teenager dies in car accident", Homer Marquez, Jan. 11, 2016

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