A woman lost her life in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 270 northbound of Mifflin Township in northeastern Franklin County. The crash occurred during the early hours of Sunday, November 14th. Loss of control appears to be the primary cause of the accident.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Kari Marchele Anderson Latham of Columbus, Ohio, was northbound in a 2011 Chevrolet Aero at about 12:30 a.m. The woman lost control of her vehicle north of interstate 670 interchange. The sheriff’s office said the vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck a concrete median.
The Chevrolet then traveled back across two northbound lanes and slammed into a utility pole. Latham died at the crash scene. The sheriff’s office said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred. However, they added that it did not appear she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but they are waiting for the results of a toxicology test to conclude.
The investigation into the single-vehicle accident on Interstate 270 is ongoing.
Traffic accidents can either be a single-vehicle crash or involve two or more vehicles. When the crash involves two or more vehicles, the investigators must determine the fault party and the victim. Under Ohio law, the fault party compensates the victim for their injuries and other losses.
This is usually the case where the fault party is 100% liable. However, if the victim contributed to the crash in any way, their compensation would be limited by their fault percentage. The latter follows the Ohio comparative negligence law.
To ensure you get the maximum compensation as an accident victim, contact an Ohio auto accident lawyer at Young, Reverman, and Mazzei. We will ensure the fault party does not apportion some of the blame to you.