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Car accident claims the life of Middleboro teacher

A fatal car crash has ended the life of a longtime Middleboro resident and former high school teacher. The story has led to an outpouring of support from the local community as news spreads about the car accident. The deceased was well known throughout the area, and many in Massachusetts are struggling to accept a full life cut short by tragedy.

Upon early investigation, police believe that the crash took place at the intersection of Route 44 and Everett Street in Middleboro. As of the time of this report, the investigation is ongoing, and authorities have not released any details concerning the events that led to the collision or whether criminal charges are expected. At least one other individual was injured in the crash, but was treated and released from a local hospital.

The deceased left behind a wife and three adult children. Friends of the family told reporters that they are utterly distraught and not ready to speak publicly about their loss. As the investigation moves forward, they may learn more about their loved one's final moments, as well as how and why the crash took place.

Should authorities determine that the car accident was caused by the other driver, the family of the deceased could decide to pursue a wrongful death suit against him. Doing so would require proof that negligence played a causal role in the crash. A successful civil action could lead to an award of damages to the family of the victim, which could go a long way toward covering the financial losses associated with this Massachusetts crash.

Source: The Herald News, "Former Middleboro High School teacher dies in Route 44 crash," Alice Elwell, March 11, 2013

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