Emily Phillips, Jake Hallacy, and Zachery Taylor, were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wichita, Kansas.
Phillips was 21 and form McPherson. Hallacy was 26 and from Valley Center. Taylor was also 26 and from Valley Center.
The trio were passengers. Police say a speeding SUV hit their car at about 2 in the morning, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
As to the cause, police believe this SUV ran a red light. Although he left the scene, the unidentified driver of the SUV was found. He was arrested and might be charged with 2nd-degree murder.
In addition to possible negligence claims against the SUV driver, Kansas also has no-fault insurance.
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/b85da95857c347ddbedfca5d0a1fe662/KS–Triple-Fatality-Arrest (no photos or video)
Kevin Graden has been killed in a car crash in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Wicked Local has provided a nice article that talks about Graden’s involvement in a semi-pro football league. Graden played for the South Shore Chiefs.
The victim died when he lost control of a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 3. This was Sunday, July 27, 2014. This was about 1:20 in the morning.
The cause of Kevin’s accident is not clear yet. The Jeep rolled over in the crash. But no one else was involved, and there were no passengers.
Massachusetts has no-fault insurance for this type of wreck.
http://hanover.wickedlocal.com/article/20140727/NEWS/140727175 (photo of victim included, but video unavailable)
Jack Timmerman and Calvin Verduga, both teen football players at Randolph High School, have been killed in a car accident in Randolph, New Jersey.
One vehicle crashed on Ironia Road, on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Both Timmerman and Verduga were passengers. The driver and a 3rd passenger – also teens – were injured.
According to NJ.com, it is believed that the driver lost control and went off the road when speeding through a turn. It hit a sign and tree after that.
New Jersey is a no-fault state, which usually means that all 4 occupants or their estates qualify for PIP benefits. This is true with or without negligence. The ability to sue for additional damages based on negligence is very complicated in New Jersey and would need a lawyer’s counsel.
http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/07/2_randolph_high_school_football_players_killed_in_car_crash.html (photo gallery but no video)
Naoma Johnson (45) and mom Frances Hill (70) were both killed in this New Jersey crash, which was in Stafford Township, Ocean County. 6 victims were injured.
The victims were on the Garden State Parkway, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. It was about 2:45 in the afternoon.
Police believe Johnson struck a pickup truck when changing lanes. She and her mom died at the scene. They lived in Washington Township, Gloucester County.
The injured were two teens (14 years old) in Johnson’s car and 4 victims (two of them kids) in the pickup truck. The known names were pickup driver, Amedeo Bove, and wife, Raffaella. The kids with them were 10 and 8.
Changing lanes in this manner was possibly negligent on Johnson’s part. But apart from that possibility, victims in both vehicles should be applying for no-fault PIP benefits.
http://7online.com/news/2-killed-6-injured-in-garden-state-parkway-crash/222842/ (no video, but photo gallery included)