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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Convenience Store In Drunk Driver Crash

November 8, 2018

With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver, but in certain cases, local businesses can also be held liable. For example, a bar can be sued for a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver if there is evidence that the bar illegally served alcohol to the driver prior to the crash. This is called a dram shop claim.

The parents of two 16-year-old girls who were killed in a drunk driving crash have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the teen driver and the store clerk accused of selling him alcohol. The lawsuits allege that had the store clerk not sold alcohol to a minor, this senseless tragedy would have been avoided.
According to investigators, the 17-year-old driver bought four bottles of Mad-Dog 20/20 at a convenience store a few hours before the fatal crash. The clerk failed to check for valid identification before selling him the alcohol. After downing an entire bottle, the teen got behind the wheel. Unable to stay in a single lane, the driver went up on the median and crashed into a tree at high speed. Both passengers sustained fatal injuries.
The driver was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The store clerk has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for selling alcohol to a minor.

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