A car crash on Route 211 in Montgomery claimed two lives, according to local sources. The serious car accident happened outside a local public school in the village, where a road was closed for several hours while police tried to piece together what happened. One of the two drivers involved survived the New York crash but has not yet been charged with a crime.
Authorities say a car collided with a bread truck around 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 14, but details of the crash itself were not available as of this report. It has been confirmed that a male and female in the car, both in their 20s, were killed instantly in the impact. The driver of the bread truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police are still trying to determine what caused the crash. They have not publicly discussed any possible factors, including alcohol or high speed. At this point in time, the bread truck driver has not been charged. The chief of police in Montgomery has expressed that he cannot divulge further details at this time.
New York traffic law dictates that a car accident of this type must be investigated fully to determine a likely cause for the crash, particularly in the case of fatalities. If the bread truck driver is determined to be at fault in any way, he could face criminal charges as well as a possible wrongful death suit filed by the families of the deceased victims. If the evidence suggests that the deceased car driver was responsible for the crash, civil litigation could be filed against his estate. In that instance, the deceased passenger’s family could pursue a wrongful death claim, while the injured truck driver could initiate one for personal injuries.
Source: albany.twcnews.com, “Two People Die in Fatal Route 211 Accident in Montgomery“, Michael Howard, Oct. 14, 2014