Marion, OH – Zachary Beeney Killed in Deadly Accident on OH-309Ohio & Indiana Legal News
Marion, OH (August 19, 2020) – A 22-year-old man from Marion was killed in a fatal car crash on OH-309 (Harding Highway East) on Sunday night, August 16.
The deadly collision reportedly occurred at around 11:10 p.m. that evening. Initial reports revealed that Zachary Beeney was traveling westbound on the highway at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, Beeney was involved in a head-on collision with a 2008 Mercury Mariner.
The driver of the Mercury was identified as 60-year-old, Aileen Hunt, of Galion, Illinois. Both Beeney and Hunt were transported to Marion General Hospital before being flown by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center. Beeney was pronounced on Monday, August 17, at around 1:37 p.m.
Hunt was reportedly in serious condition. No further updates on the crash are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Zachary Beeney at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Ohio
Being involved in a head-on collision can greatly increase your likelihood of suffering life-threatening injuries. In most cases, these accidents are caused by reckless or inattentive drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. Head-on crashes are fairly rare, only accounting for around 2% of reported collisions each year. However, these collisions are particularly deadly and are involved in nearly 10% of fatal collisions. Even at low speeds, victims of head-on accidents are at risk of sustaining fatal injuries. According to the Federal Highway Administration, head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
The pain, grief, and emotional trauma associated with the death of a family member can be overwhelming, especially if the accident was caused by a negligent or reckless driver. Families involved in Ohio wrongful death cases often suffer from serious financial losses, both immediately and in the future, that require the help of a qualified wrongful death attorney. Some of these losses include the deceased’s medical care, burial costs, and lost future earnings. Family members who have lost a loved one often do not know what to do in order to recover the compensation they deserve.
An experienced Ohio wrongful death attorney can explain your rights and help you through the process of filing a Cincinnati wrongful death lawsuit to pursue the compensation that you deserve after the loss of a loved one. The legal team at the Green Law Firm is here to fight for your legal rights and make sure you get justice for your lost loved one while ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact us today at (513)769-0840 to discuss your case with an attorney who cares.
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