According to reports, the driver of a Nissan drove off a highway exit ramp and onto the grass before crashing into the driver’s side of a GMC truck stopped at a light. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Nissan driver was arrested and charged with causing a death while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police also found an open container of alcohol on the floorboard of his car, according to an incident report.
Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one due by a drunk driver. Funeral and burial expenses and other bills can pile up and the cost of fighting a wrongful death lawsuit can be staggering. Sometimes a lawsuit can take months, even years, before a settlement is reached.