One man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle on the Clark Memorial Bridge and collided with a dump truck. Jackson, Ky. native, Everett Prater, 64, was operating a blue Pontiac in the northbound lane of the bride when he swerved into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. Prater’s Pontiac struck a dump truck that was traveling in the southbound lanes.
Prater was transported to University of Louisville Hospital. Prater ultimately died while undergoing surgery for his injuries.
Although the crash continues to be investigated, it appears that Prater is at-fault for the collision. If this is in fact the case, although Prater is deceased, the driver of the dump truck or the owner of the truck, if different, may have grounds to bring a civil claim against the estate of Prater in order to recover for damages sustained. Such damages may include property damage to the vehicle and any medical bills incurred by the dump truck driver as a result of the accident.
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