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Suspected Tennessee DUI car accident results in 2 deaths

Police officers in Goodletsville, Tennessee, believe that alcohol played a role in a fatal two-car accident. The incident occurred along Interstate 65 early Sunday morning. Two individuals were killed in the car accident, and two were injured.

The collision happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. last Sunday morning, not far from exit 97 on Interstate 65. Authorities were forced to shut down interstate traffic while they cleared and investigated the accident site. The roadway was reopened not long after 6 a.m.

According to police, the collision happened when a Toyota pickup truck hit a sign on the edge of the interstate. This caused the pickup truck to careen out of control across the interstate until it hit the wall of a bridge. After coming to a stop in the middle of traffic, the Tacoma was hit by another vehicle -- a Saturn.

Two of the Tacoma's occupants, a 23-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man, were killed. Another woman in the Tacoma, a 26-year-old woman, survived, but she required intensive care at the hospital. The Saturn's driver, a 28-year-old man, also required hospital care.

Police believe that alcohol played a role in this tragic and fatal Tennessee collision; however, they have not revealed whether they suspect that the driver of the Tacoma or the Saturn was inebriated. Regardless of what police believe occurred, family members of those who died and the injured victims in this car accident may wish to perform independent investigations into what occurred. If sufficient evidence is revealed to support the pursuit of personal injury and/or wrongful death claims relating to the crash, there may be some hope for the victims in seeking justice and restitution for their injuries and the loss of their loved ones.

Source: tennessean.com, "Police: Alcohol likely a factor in fatal I-65 crash", Lizzy Alfs, Feb. 1, 2015

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