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In car crashes, it’s common to see injuries. Sometimes, those injuries are so serious that they lead to death. When that happens, families are left with holes in their hearts and bills on their tables. It’s important they’re not left to deal with the fallout on their own. The person who caused the crash should be held liable.

It can take time to resolve car crashes, especially when they involve deaths. In one such case, a 61-year-old man from Independence reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that was close to three times the legal limit and was found to have narcotics in his system along with benzodiazepines following a fatal crash.

The man failed to appropriately navigate a turn, leading to a head-on collision with a couple’s vehicle at around 10 p.m. on the last day of December in 2015. Only now, October 2018, has the man’s fate been decided.

The news reports that the 61-year-old man will face a prison sentence of 20 years. In the collision, he ended the lives of two people in the other vehicle, a 24-year-old woman and 31-year-old man. They had two children.

The Kenton County Commonwealth attorney stated that the man will be eligible for parole but not for another 17 years. He was arrested on murder charges following the result of blood work.

In situations like this, it’s a family’s right to look into compensation for the loss of a loved one. Tragic accidents do happen, but it’s the responsibility of those who cause them to pay for damages and to help families recover in whatever ways they can.