Montana residents should be interested to know that a recent car accident has claimed the life of one of the drivers involved in the car crash. An 18-year-old high school student died when her mid-sized sedan collided with a pick-up truck. The 18-year-old, who was a senior finishing up her final year at Fairfield High School, is being mourned by her fellow students and the school faculty.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 31-year-old woman, had both of her children with her in the pick-up truck when the car collision occurred. Thankfully, both of her children survived the accident without injury, though she did not fare as well as they did. The 31-year-old woman did sustain some injuries. According to media reports, she since has been released from the hospital.

The accident is currently being investigated by the Montana Highway Patrol, according to a spokesman who is familiar with case. Preliminary investigation reports indicate that the car accident may have been caused by one vehicle not observing the right-of-way for the other vehicle.

Following such an accident, it is extremely hard for anyone to imagine the loss that the family of the young 18-year-old high school student’s family is experiencing. Fatal car accidents leave those impacted by the loss with more questions than answers. Although most drivers understand that driving is a privilege and all drivers on the road have an ongoing duty to obey traffic laws and be alert, accidents sadly routinely happen, causing serious injury and even death.

For anyone who has been involved in a car accident and has sustained injuries, it may be difficult to determine what their next step should be. Though it is important to concentrate on one’s recovery, contacting a personal injury law firm may be helpful.

Source: KTVH KBGF, “Fairfiled HS Student Dies in Car Accident,” Sara Stinson, March 12, 2015