Senior year is meant to be the highlight of every teenager’s high school career. This normally means football games and prom, drama club and the fall formal, as well as many other extracurricular activities. Tragically, four Tennessee teens died in a motor vehicle accident during what should have been one of the best years of their lives.
The teens were out for a night of fun with friends to play a game that they called zombie tag. Four teens decided to take a break for a quick trip to a nearby fast food restaurant. Afterward, on the drive back to join their friends, the car crashed in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The initial cause of the wreck was not immediately known. Authorities are still investigating, but they have said that no other vehicles were involved. Psychologists as well as grief counselors were dispatched to the teens’ high school in order to help the school cope with the sudden and unexpected death of their classmates.
While the investigation is still underway, four families are left heartbroken and scrambling to make arrangements for their lost loved ones. Once the investigation is concluded, if it is determined that there is an at-fault party, the Tennessee families can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved ones. While a wrongful death claim can never undo the harm inflicted by a tragic motor vehicle accident such as this, it can help the families cover unexpected costs and emotional injury incurred from the wreck.
Source: ABC News, 4 Tenn. High School Seniors Killed in Car Crash, No author, Dec. 2, 2013