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East Windsor – Fatal Rollover Crash

A truck with two occupants rolled over on the highway in East Windsor last Sunday evening.

44-year-old Russell Jacobs III of Massachusetts was driving north on I-91 with a passenger, 37-year-old Athena Hunter, also from Massachusetts. At approximately 8:30 p.m. the pickup truck they were riding in suddenly veered off the highway at Exit 45 (Route 140), crashing into a guardrail before rolling over. Hunter incurred minor injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment, while Jacobs sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Current data available does not indicate the involvement of other vehicles in the incident. The crash is under active investigation. Authorities will release more info when appropriate.

Pickup trucks are inherently more prone to rollover accidents which can then result in serious injuries. There have been many instances of vehicle defects/failures causing similar crashes in the past, so these are factors that always considered by accident investigators. Whatever the outcome, the involvement of any form of negligence can enable aggrieved parties (or their next of kin) to pursue legal options against negligent culprits.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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