Erie County, PA (June 17, 2024) – State police say that a 17-year-old Fairview resident has been pronounced dead following a rollover crash on Interstate 79.

According to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook, the victim was pronounced dead at UPMC Hamot at around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. Officials say the initial crash involved a head-on collision between two vehicles, while a witness at the scene said the two collided traveling northbound on I-79 at the Interchange Road exit just before 1:00 p.m., causing a rollover. However, no further details have been released at this time, as officials are working to notify the victims’ families. Officers continue to investigate the crash.

We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Pennsylvania

Erie Co, PA - Teen Dies in Rollover Collision on I-79 at Interchange RdMajor vehicle accidents claim thousands of lives and cause serious injuries annually, ranking among the top causes of severe harm and fatalities in the United States. These collisions can result in injuries to numerous individuals, with drivers and passengers facing potential long-term issues as a consequence.

Individuals involved in accidents often face concerns about providing for their families and covering medical expenses when they are unable to work due to their injuries. Seeking medical care immediately after an accident is paramount. It is crucial to consult a qualified healthcare professional, even if you do not feel like you are hurt.

And if you lost a loved one in a car crash, then you are also entitled to compensation. You don’t have to bear the financial burden of this tragic loss alone. A skilled Erie County wrongful death attorney can help you file a claim to receive compensation after this dramatic event. Remember, you have legal rights, and it’s essential to safeguard those rights to receive fair compensation for your loss.

Although each case is unique, rest assured that the legal team at the Slocum Firm is prepared to meticulously assess your claim and assist you in understanding the compensation you are entitled to.  At the Slocum Firm, we recognize the life-changing impact that fatal accidents can have on families. We are dedicated to advocating for your best interests and securing the rightful compensation owed to you. For more than a decade, our team has fought diligently to ensure the rights of victims and their families have been protected. We will do everything possible to help you protect your rights after losing a loved one in a fatal accident. Contact our wrongful death lawyers at (570) 209-7376 to discuss your legal rights following a car accident.

Note: This post was created with the use of outside sources, including news sources, police and fire reports, social media platforms, as well as first-hand accounts about serious accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. The Slocum Law Firm has not independently verified all facts surrounding this injury accident. If you locate inaccurate information related to this post, please contact us right away so that we can make the correction. We will remove a post, if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for legal representation. None of the information contained herein should be interpreted as medical or legal advice. The image accompanying this post is not a depiction of the actual accident scene.

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