Ashley McCune Killed, One Hurt in Single-Vehicle Accident in Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV -- A woman killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas, NV Sunday, January 8, 2017 has been identified as 24-year-old Ashley McCune.
It appears the vehicle containing Mrs. McCune veered into the left shoulder of 95. The vehicle then reportedly over-corrected, spinning back onto the right shoulder, flipping over.
Mrs. McCune was thrown from the vehicle, according to the report. She was killed at the scene of the incident.
An unidentified male passenger was taken to a local hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. His condition is unknown.
The official investigation is currently underway and authorities hope to determine the cause of the crash as it concludes.
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Before a determination can be made on what actually occurred here, a thorough examination of the vehicle is in order? Why do I say this? Well, there is a good possibility that there could have been an issue with the vehicle, and that the driver is unnecessarily catching the blame. It's easy to pass the blame on drivers in these types of accidents, in part because most people have not faced the danger of a catastrophic malfunction in a motor vehicle. These types of mechanical failure are not always east to detect, but independent investigators, accident reconstructionists, and those with the expertise in these tragic situations will know exactly what to look for to establish who or what may have been at fault here. Taking the easy way out here and just assuming this was a matter of operator error amounts to a serious disservice.
-- Grossman Law Offices