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One Killed in DUI Crash on SR-101

Updated on: 12/9/2020

One person is dead and one arrested after a collision caused by an allegedly intoxicated Gig Harbor man. 

The unidentified victim was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by the 53-year-old Gig Harbor resident early Friday morning. 

Authorities claim the man was driving the wrong-way on State Route 101 near Shaker Church road when he struck the victim's vehicle head-on.

Initial reports indicate that drugs appear to have been a factor in the collision but further details have not been released at this time. 

What Happens Next After Wrongful Death Accident 

Without further information, it would appear that the 53-year old behind the wheel of the pickup truck who may have had drugs in his system will be found at fault for this accident. 

The family members of the victim from this collision have the right to make a claim against the other driver, their insurance company, and even the insurance of the victim particularly if they carried any UIM coverage on their policy. 

No amount of money can ease the pain of losing a loved one but family members of wrongful death accident victims can make a claim for everything from any and all healthcare or funeral expenses, lost earning potential and even pain and suffering that came as a result of the at-fault driver's negligence. 

Loved ones looking to investigate the potential of a wrongful death claim can request things like the police report from the accident to begin the process and begin to have a better understanding of the specifics of the accidents. 

Davis Law Group offers free case evaluations for wrongful death accident victims in this position in order to help them understand the recovery process and decide whether or not they need an attorney at all. 

If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident and need help, the experienced team of wrongful death attorneys at Davis Law Group can help you know your rights and avoid being taken advantage of. 

To request your free case evaluation call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page 24 hours a day. 

Chris Davis
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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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