Meaghann C. Price Shipe Killed in Crash on State Route 109 Near Copalis Beach
Copalis Beach, WA (July 1, 2020) – On Saturday, 26-year-old Meaghann C. Price Shipe died in a crash on State Route 109 near Copalis Beach.
The accident happened at about 12:45 a.m. when a DUI driver crashed along a coastal highway in Grays Harbor County overnight.
The fatal crash killed his passenger Meaghann C. Price Shipe at the scene, while the 27-year-old driver sustained some injuries.
Rescuers took him to a hospital for treatment and was later released.
Moreover, authorities booked the driver into the Grays Harbor County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide. Apparently, drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The preliminary report said he was traveling north on SR-109 when his car drifted from the roadway, then bumped into multiple trees.
Meanwhile, authorities blocked the highway cleanup and investigation of the crash was being done, but it has already been reopened.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Meaghann C. Price Shipe. Our thoughts are with you during this painful time.
The Aftermath of Wrongful Death
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.
It is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
In a word, it is a claim brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence (i.e. reckless driving) or as a result of some intentional action.
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