Thanksgiving is generally a time when families get together and celebrate. Many motorists travel during this time, and inclement weather conditions can make it difficult to get to one’s destination. As the roads are filled with holiday travelers, it is crucial that people take caution when navigating the roadways around other motorists. While it is generally a happy time of year, unfortunate tragedies occur.
This is what happened when a family of four disappeared while traveling to Ekalaka, Montana after visiting a relative’s home in Caldwell, Idaho for the Thanksgiving holiday. The wife was driving her husband and two children, ages 5 and 1, in a blue Toyota Forerunner when the vehicle allegedly crashed into a median after swerving off the road. The car continued to drive along the median for a period of time and then flew off of an embankment located just between the westbound and eastbound roadway. Once the vehicle was airborne, it hit into a concrete bridge support and then final came to rest in a creek. An ongoing investigation is looking into what caused the horrific car accident.
When people lose their lives, many other lives are affected. An attorney may be helpful in determining what occurred and who is at fault. Speaking with an attorney may help those who are affected by the accident receive compensation for property damage, emotional trauma and wages lost from work.
Source: The Bemidji Pioneer, “UPDATE: Missing Grand Forks County family found dead after car crash in Montana,” Sydney Mook, Nov. 24, 2018.