Male Passenger Dies in Spanaway Vehicle Collision
Spanaway, WA (June 25, 2022) – On Friday, Brie Chmielewski, a 22-year-old Tacoma woman, sustained injuries in a suspected DUI crash on State Route 507 killing a man.
It was about 12:37 a.m. when the collision took place near the Roy Y intersection.
Officers say a 22-year-old Tacoma man was riding a vehicle southbound on State Route 7. Chmielewski, the driver, approached State Route 507 but failed to negotiate the curve.
The vehicle left the roadway and traveled across State Route 507. Afterward, the vehicle hit a guardrail and rolled off the roadway. Then, it stopped south of the highway.
Unfortunately, the male passenger lost his life at the scene.
Moreover, the paramedics took Brie Chmielewski to St. Joseph Medical Center with injuries.
Officers say they expect her to be charged with DUI vehicular homicide.
Meanwhile, the authorities did not provide the identity of the deceased. They say he was not wearing a seat belt during the accident while the driver was wearing one.
The investigators suspect that excessive speed and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol caused the collision.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the man who died in the Spanaway vehicle collision. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Our Team Can Help You Move On
Following the Spanaway vehicle collision, it is important to make sure you are legally covered so you can grieve in peace.
That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are related to or depend financially on the person who died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership)
- Children of the deceased
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased
- Personal representatives
So, to the bereaved of the passenger who died in the Spanaway vehicle collision, reach out to our wrongful death lawyers. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.