Two People Die Including Driver in Wrong-Way Crash on State Route 20
Fidalgo Island, WA (August 8, 2020) – On Wednesday, two people died in a wrong-way crash on State Route 20.
The fatal crash happened on August 5 near Fidalgo Island.
Washington State Patrol said a 2015 Toyota Highlander was moving westbound in the eastbound lanes on State Route 20. It struck a vehicle driving the correct direction (eastbound) head-on.
Authorities pronounced both of the drivers dead at the scene.
The Highlander driver was identified as a 76-year-old man from Oak Harbor, while the driver from the other vehicle was a 62-year-old woman from Mount Vernon. They were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Police closed all lanes of State Route 20, and drivers were sent on a detour.
Meanwhile, it is still unknown whether alcohol played a part in the crash.
With heavy hearts, we at Sweet Lawyers send our sympathies to the family and friends of the two deceased.
Dealing With the Unexpected
In the case of the wrong-way crash on State Route 20, it is crucial that the family of the victim become aware of their rights under the law. This means that there may be a right to file a lawsuit against the person, person’s or company responsible for the loss of their loved one.
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss; some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
Reach out to Sweet Lawyers if you would like an attorney to spearhead your case. Call us at (800) 674 7852 Our professionals are here to help. Moreover, we are available 24/7 to discuss your legal options at your convenience. Additionally, you may reach us through a text message, or an e-mail.