Three men were killed and two others injured in a DUI roll-over accident in Mason County, Washington. All of the young men were in their late teens and early 20s.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Highway 3 and Homestead Drive, on March 6, 2011.
Three of the passengers in the 1990 Chevrolet Corsica were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle and one of the other passengers were injured.
The three fatal victims of this crash have been identified as Bryan J. Blackburn; Daniel S. Tedder Tyler S. Jankunas.
The driver, James Schuchard was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. When he is released he will face possible vehicular homicide charges.
Apparently the car was heading south on Highway 3 when it failed to successfully negotiate a left-hand turn. The car left the road and slammed into a large tree then continued to roll over and spin before finally coming to rest.
Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502.
DUI Victim’s Rights Attorney
Davis Law Group wishes to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy for their heartbreaking loss.
Where negligence or wrongdoing is concerned, families of deceased drunk driving accident victims could seek compensation from the at-fault party to cover medical and funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. The best Washington wrongful death attorneys will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
MADD Washington State
MADD has a saying - "after the crash... there's the impact." Victims of DUI know all too well the impact that alcohol-related crashes have on their lives and those of their loved ones. MADD has trained Victim Advocates that offer support, guidance and information for victims of crashes involving impaired drivers and for people whose loved ones were injured or killed by impaired drivers. There is no fee for any of MADD's services and all information is confidential. Contact MADD Washington State by calling 360-692-4632.