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There are many events that can lead people to think that they are owed some form of restitution from other individuals. This type of mindset often comes in the aftermath of fatal car accidents. When a driver’s negligence or recklessness results in the death of a loved one, family members often want to seek justice and compensation, and a wrongful death claim can often help them do that.

This type of claim could result due to a fatal crash that recently took place in Colorado. According to reports, only one vehicle was involved in the incident, and authorities do believe that speed was a contributing factor. Details on the accident itself were few, but it was mentioned that the vehicle crashed into a tree and was sheared in half.

The driver and one passenger both suffered fatal injuries as a result of the event. Another passenger was able to escape the wreckage and reportedly left the scene before going to a hospital with serious injuries. It was unclear why that person left the scene of the crash. The ages and identifying information of the people involved were not provided in the report.

The family of the passenger killed in this Colorado accident may already be exploring the possibility of seeking compensation for their loss. In cases where the drivers considered at fault also die, families of other victims may have the ability to file wrongful death claims against the estates of those drivers. Such cases can be complex, and the family of this victim may wish to gain information on this possible legal option.