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Woman dies in fiery wrong-way crash on Highway 225

A woman was killed in a fiery wrong-way crash in Texas Sept. 16, according to authorities. The accident happened on Highway 225 at Allen Genoa in Houston.

Police say a man was driving a pickup truck west on Highway 225 in the eastbound lanes when he plowed into an oncoming car just before 3 a.m. The force of the collision pushed the car from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes, and both vehicles caught fire. The driver of the car was thrown from her vehicle and died at the time of the accident. The pickup driver was pulled from the wreckage and transported to a local hospital.

A witness told a local TV station he saw the pickup enter the highway the wrong way and tried to flag down the driver before the accident occurred. Highway 225 was shut down in both directions for several hours as authorities investigated and cleared the site. The accident remains under investigation.

Wrong-way car accidents are often caused by drunk or drugged drivers. Families who have lost a loved one to an impaired driver may wish to speak to an attorney about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. By using accident investigation results, toxicology reports and witness testimony, it may be possible to prove the at-fault driver is legally responsible for a victim's death. If the complaint is successful, a victim's family could be awarded financial compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of companionship and more. Victims who are injured by a drunk driver could also file a civil personal injury lawsuit to recover medical expenses and other related damages.

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