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Accident Early New Year’s Day Kills Lawton Woman

Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Jan 02, 2015 in Auto Accidents

Ringing in the New Year with a few drinks or a champagne toast is a tradition many people love. However, excessive celebrations often lead to poor decisions, like drinking and driving. Drinking on New Years Eve has led to New Years Day being the second-most deadly day for drivers (the first being Independence Day).

It is not yet known if alcohol played a role in the death of a young woman in Lawton, Oklahoma on New Years Day. The accident occurred in the early morning hours, and claimed the life of 21-year-old Casey LaRoche.

LaRoche was driving northbound at 3 a.m. on Southeast 90th Street in Lawton, Oklahoma, when she ran a stop sign. She was struck by a dump truck which was headed east on Highway 7.

Neither LaRoche nor her passenger were wearing seatbelts. Both people were thrown from the vehicle, and LaRoche died at the scene. Her passenger was taken to the hospital in good condition.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

No matter the reasons behind the collision, the untimely death of a young woman is always a tragedy. The attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm extend their sympathies to LaRoches family as well as her passenger, and hope that the families will be able to heal.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, The Edwards Law Firm can help you recover. We understand the complicated nature of auto accident cases, and will assist you and your family in getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering.

Call 800.304.9246 or use our case evaluation form to have your accident claim reviewed for free. 

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