Sandusky Co, OH – Mark Whaley Killed in Semi-Crash on US-20Ohio & Indiana Legal News
Sandusky Co, OH (July 10, 2020) – A 50-year-old man and his seven-year-old grandson were killed in a semi-truck accident in Sandusky County on Wednesday, July 8. The collision occurred on US-20. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Mark Whaley of Bellevue, Ohio and his grandson were both killed after being rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.
Whaley had reportedly come to a stop at a red-light. The driver of the semi-truck, Mark Wagner, was unable to stop and collided with Whaley’s vehicle. Both vehicles ran off the road and collided with a utility pole.
Whaley and his grandson were both pronounced dead at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Mark Whaley and the deceased child at this time.
Deadly 18-Wheeler Crashes in Sandusky County
An estimated 30,000 people are killed in vehicle collisions each year across the country. The most devastating of these collisions involve large commercial trucks. In Ohio, trucking accidents cost more than $1.33 billion dollars each year. A report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that nearly 35% of long-haul truckers were involved in a crash.
The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience for surviving family members. Ohio wrongful death suits can be raised from careless acts, including a car crash, resulting in the death of a family member, in order to recover lost compensation for a representative of the deceased. Surviving family members should consult with an Ohio wrongful death lawyer who can help guide them through the process and construct a strong legal claim.
If you are filing an Ohio wrongful death claim in Cincinnati, hiring an attorney from the Green Law Firm can significantly benefit your case and put you on track to recover deserved legal compensation. We know how to litigate wrongful death lawsuits in Ohio and can adapt our strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Contact our offices today at (513)769-0840 if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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