According to news reports, the crash reportedly occurred at approximately 5:40 a.m. near the intersection of 83rd Avenue South and South 277th Street in Auburn.
There was very little information available about what may have contributed to the fatal collision, though the Valley Regional Fire Authority did report that there was only vehicle involved and that it had crashed into a tree. Two occupants were confirmed to have been killed in the accident.
Investigating A Single-Vehicle Crash
There are a number of factors and legal questions that should be considered when investigating a single-vehicle crash that involves serious injury or death. Investigators will likely inspect the vehicle to determine if there were any defects or if a mechanical failure may have caused the driver to lose control.
The scene of the collision may also provide clues about what caused the driver to crash into a tree. Tire marks, roadway conditions, and debris are all examples of things that investigators will be looking for when collecting evidence at the scene. Witness statements will also help police determine if the vehicle was avoiding a collision with another object or simply lost control.
It is also important to determine if a roadway design issue or other man-made obstacle may have been a factor. In some cases, a government agency may be aware of a roadway safety issue that has not yet been addressed and could have contributed to the collision.
Contact An Experienced Accident Attorney
When a tragic crash claims the life of an innocent victim, surviving family members have lots of questions about their legal rights and how to deal with the grief of a wrongful death.
The level of investigation that is necessary to understand what may have contributed to a fatal accident may require the assistance of an attorney. If you or a loved one is grieving after a fatal accident and have questions about your legal rights, the attorneys at Davis Law Group are here to answer your questions and help you better understand how to proceed with a legal claim.
Call our office at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page for a free analysis of your personal injury or wrongful death case. We will review your case and help you determine if hiring an attorney is in your best interests. If we believe we can help, we’ll meet with you for a free legal consultation.