Stacy Pickering Dies, Donald Burgeis Arrested in Interstate 90 Crash
Ritzville, WA (August 16, 2021)-On Sunday, 34-year-old Stacy Pickering of Moses Lake died, while police arrested 36-year-old Donald Burgeis, in a DUI crash on Interstate 90.
It was just after 4 p.m. when the accident happened, seven miles west of Ritzville.
The WSP says Burgeis was driving a minivan on the freeway with three passengers including two children.
He left the road and drove into the median. Then, he tried to re-enter the freeway but the vehicle rolled over and landed on its top.
Unfortunately, Pickering, one of the vehicle’s occupants died at the scene.
Meanwhile, a 9-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were also in the minivan during the crash. They did not suffer any injury.
Moreover, the authorities said speeding was the cause of the fatal accident.
Similarly, they also consider drugs or alcohol to be a factor.Burgeis suffered injuries in the accident.
Responders took him to East Adams Rural. Officers said Burgeis is facing a vehicular homicide charge.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our sympathies to the bereaved of Stacy Pickering. May you find courage during this time of sorrow.
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In a time where an unexpected tragedy befalls such as this one, you may be left feeling powerless. Moreover, it is crucial to know that if your family loses a member in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death suit allows the bereaved to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused. It is a civil action brought forth by relatives of a deceased victim whose death was caused by the negligence of another party. It alleviates most or all of the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
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