A 62-year-old man faces involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influences charges arising from a collision between two vehicles and resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman. On Dec. 27, Henrico Police served warrants upon the suspected drunk driver who records show has a criminal history that includes a drug charge, a charge of public intoxication and a traffic violation. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 27 for a hearing.

The crash happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 13 on Chamberlayne Avenue near the intersection with East Parham Road in Henrico County. Police say the woman’s northbound vehicle was stopped at the intersection on Chamberlayne when the driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on East Parham failed to stop. The eastbound vehicle struck the northbound vehicle in the driver’s side door, killing its driver. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man driving the eastbound vehicle was also injured in the crash and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The loved ones of a person killed in a car wreck may face both economic and emotional adversity after the accident. Family members may be required to pay for any medical treatment the victim may have received and might be faced with expensive funeral costs. Loved ones and dependents of the deceased may also face additional financial uncertainty if the person lost was the family’s primary wage earner.

A lawyer might be able to help the family of the woman in this case identify the extent of the losses they have suffered and pursue a wrongful death claim. If the claim is successful, it may result in compensation for the family regarding any damages incurred as a result of the accident

Source: CBS 6, “Man charged with DUI and manslaughter following Henrico crash“, Alix Bryan, December 27, 2013