Washington, PA (April 27, 2019) – Police reported that a teenager from West Virginia was killed in a fatal crash that took place on Interstate 70.
According to authorities, the accident took place on the night of April 25th when a 15-year-old was riding passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a serious crash. The accident took place when the vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the vehicle that crashed was identified as 51-year-old Jonathan Gracey, of Wheeling. The driver was injured and was taken to UPMC in Pittsburgh for treatment. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Police continue their investigation of the accident.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the 15-year-old boy whose life was taken in this accident and our prayers to those recovering.
In just 2017, statistics were conducted showing that approximately 1,137 people lost their lives in fatal crashes on Pennsylvania roads. These accidents happen due to many reasons, including distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, and more. If you have lost somebody close to you in a wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania, you have options for recovery.
Our attorneys at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson are here for you if you have questions about your case. We understand how overwhelming it can be on emotional and financial levels to face the aftermath of a serious accident. These times can be devastating and challenging but you have rights to reimbursement. Please contact us at 215-731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.