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Tacoma Teen Dies in Automobile Accident

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A 16 year old Tacoma girl died last week after a vehicle she was a passenger in left the road, hit a tree and rolled over.

Troopers say the 17-year-old Tacoma girl who was driving a 2006 Honda Civic on State Route 7 yesterday evening lost control of her vehicle and it left the roadway, hitting a tree and rolling.

The passenger … 16-year-old Ashley Magnusson of Tacoma … died today at Tacoma General Hospital of injuries received in the crash.

Troopers say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. They say investigators will be recommending a charge of vehicular homicide.

The driver received minor injuries in the crash.

It is a tragedy when a young person like the passenger in this accident passes far before her time. No amount of money will ever bring a victim back. However, the law affords families of persons killed by the negligence of another remedies for a reason: the family should be compensated, in some way, for their loss by the acts of another. And people should be deterred from acting negligently in the future.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.