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Massachusetts car accident kills college student

When we get behind the wheel of our vehicles, we are placing our lives and personal safety in the hands of every other driver with whom we share the road. This reality is something that not many Massachusetts residents consider, largely because the truth of the matter is that we have very little control over the repercussions of the actions of others. One recent tragic car accident exemplifies this, and serves as a warning to all drivers of the importance of paying close attention to the actions of other drivers.

The crash took place in the early morning hours of a recent Saturday. An 18-year-old college freshman was home from school to visit her family at the time of the accident. She was driving on Route 44 in Lakeville, Massachusetts when her vehicle was struck by a pickup truck.

The force of the collision was sufficient to overturn both vehicles. The young woman was killed in the incident. In addition, a passenger in the pickup truck was also injured and rushed to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Massachusetts police assert that the driver of the pickup truck had a blood alcohol level of .14 at the time of the car accident and was also under the influence of heroin. She is now facing charges of motor vehicle homicide, in addition to other criminal charges. While the family of the victim is currently focused on saying goodbye to their loved one, they have the right to pursue civil action against the driver at a future date.

Source: boston.com, "College student killed in Lakeville crash," April 1, 2013

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