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Deadly car accident occurs on Missouri roadway hilltop

In many rural locales, there are many hilly and winding roads. While scenic to drive, these hills, crest and winding turns can be the site of a car accident when people simply can't see what is ahead or around the next corner. A recent Missouri car accident proved deadly as a car and a pickup truck met on the top of a hill.

The accident occurred as a pick-up truck decided to pass another vehicle. As the pickup truck was passing that vehicle, it came to the crest of a hill. Another car was coming in the opposite direction. The pickup truck hit that car and a head-on collision ensured.

The pickup driver was said to be in critical condition. However, two women and a man in the car died as a result of the fiery crash. It is unclear what their ages were or the exact nature of their injuries. Reports also indicate the car accident happened in a no passing zone.

While it is unclear yet if the driver who was passing in a no passing zone will face criminal charges, the families of those who were killed in the car accident may be able to pursue legal action through a civil complaint. They can file a wrongful death complaint in a Missouri civil court. If successful, those family members left behind may garner damages that could help them deal with any financial ramifications of the car accident, such as funeral costs, medical bills or lost wages.

Source: stlouis.cbslocal.com, "Three Killed in Sullivan Crash", Brian Kelly, April 11, 2014

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