Mad River Township, OH (February 10, 2024) – An 82-year-old man from Springfield was killed in a crash on Thursday, February 8th. The accident happened in Champaign County in the Mad River Township area.

According to a report from the scene, a 42-year-old St. Paris woman was driving a 2010 Ford Edge on Valley Pike near the intersection with Storms Creek Road. As she came to the intersection, the woman tried to make a left turn but struck a 2007 Lexus that was traveling southbound on Valley Pike. The driver of the Lexus, 82-year-old George Winnenburg, suffered critical injuries in the crash. Rescue workers responded to the area but ultimately Winnenburg succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Edge and a juvenile passenger in her vehicle were not injured in the accident. There were no other vehicles involved.

Police closed the roadway while they investigated the accident. At this time, no charges have been issued but an investigation remains ongoing. No further details have been released.

We want to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family of George Winnenburg following this fatal car accident in Mad River Township.

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio  Mad River Township, OH – George Winnenburg Killed in Car Accident on Valley Pike

There is nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than the loss of a loved one due to a traffic accident. In Ohio, more than 1,100 on average will tragically lose their lives in car accidents each year on our state’s roadways. Many of these accidents could have been prevented through the use of ordinary care and caution and most serious and fatal collisions occur because at least one person failed to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. The cause of every car accident in Ohio must be carefully investigated and the proper parties should be held legally accountable.

If you have tragically lost a loved one in an Ohio car accident, you could have certain legal rights. Under Ohio law, family members can file a claim on behalf of their relative. Ohio’s wrongful death laws allow recovery of various types of damages, including:

  • Funeral and medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of love and affection

While no amount of money will ever replace your loss, the compensation that you may receive can help to offset some of the unexpected expenses that you are facing. At Attkisson Law Firm, we will fight to make sure that your legal rights are fully protected. We have many years of experience handling serious and fatal car accident claims and we will treat your case with the care and compassion that it deserves. Your time to act is limited so you should reach out to us as soon as possible.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. We always offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. There is no financial obligation for you until we obtain a recovery. Our team is just a call away. To schedule your free appointment with a wrongful death lawyer in Mad River Township, please contact us via our online intake form or give us a call at (937) 632-1175.

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