A fatal accident can occur in Roanoke City or throughout the state at any time. One of the worst feelings a family can have is to receive that phone call or knock at the door informing them that their loved one has been the victim in a fatal car crash. Unfortunately, these wrongful death incidents happen frequently and without warning. It's important for those who are affected by them to know what to do in their immediate aftermath.
Death is inevitable, but sometimes the timing and circumstances of one's death indicate that the death was prematurely caused by the actions or negligence of another party. In these cases, the death is often characterized as a "wrongful death" and Virginia residents are entitled by law to sue the responsible party.
A two-vehicle crash in Virginia claimed the lives of a driver and his passenger. The fatal car crash happened in Augusta County on Route 254 near its intersection with Route 42 in the community of Buffalo Gap, according to Virginia State Police. The two men who were killed were riding in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier when a cattle truck crossed the center line of the road and smashed head-on into the car.