The loss of a family member, friend or other loved one can be devastating. When the death results from an accident and a surviving friend or family member is considered at fault for the incident, the event can become even more harrowing. However, this type of scenario is not unusual as individuals can face criminal charges when their actions result in fatalities, even of loved ones.
It was reported that one person was recently charged in relation to a fatal car accident that took place in Tennessee in 2017. Apparently, a 21-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he reportedly lost control. There were at least three passengers in the vehicle with the driver, and all four occupants were thrown from the SUV when it rolled over in the crash.
One of the passengers ended up pinned underneath the vehicle, and he later succumbed to the injuries he suffered. The two other passengers suffered injuries that were considered critical. The report indicated that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident. That man was recently charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated assault. He was still in custody on a $10,000 bond at the time of the report.
The young man involved in this Tennessee crash has undoubtedly felt emotional over the outcomes of the incident. Now, he must contend with the serious criminal charges that have been brought against him. The road ahead may seem immensely difficult to navigate, but fortunately, he can take the time to understand his available legal options to find the best route for his case.