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Woman pleads not guilty in crash death of teen
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 29, 2014
A Tennessee woman pleaded not guilty on Aug. 19 to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a teen boy. The crash happened in Smyrna on April 10 as the 13-year-old boy was changing a tire on his mother's vehicle while stopped on the side of the interstate.
According to court documents, the 33-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and ran into the boy. His mother was also injured in the car accident. The driver did not stop to provide aid and was arrested.
The woman was seen in a Rutherford County courtroom via video conference for an arraignment and was charged with four felonies. The indictments include leaving a deadly accident scene, vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness and reckless assault. She was scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 15.
When people are killed in traffic accidents, their families often suffer emotional distress and financial damages. In Tennessee, family members of fatal accident victims could seek to recover the financial damages by filing wrongful death suits against the liable driver. If a wrongful death claim is successful, the families might be reimbursed for funeral and burial costs as well as the loss of household income. They may also receive compensation for necessary expenses, loss of time, and physical and mental suffering.