OMAHA, NE – A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed over a crash in Omaha that led to the death of a teenager, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
The accident occurred in October 2018 on 192nd Street near Pacific Street. Investigators said a 17-year-old high school student was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a power pole and tree.
Police later determined that a clerk at a Kwik Shop had sold alcohol to two teenagers who then sold it to the teenager who was killed. Tests revealed his blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit at the time of the fatal crash.
The victim’s family is now filing a lawsuit against Kwik Shop for selling alcohol to minors, saying the store did not properly supervise the clerk who sold the alcohol. The family also said the clerk involved was negligent in selling the alcohol to underage customers.
When a person dies because of the negligence of another, that victim’s family may be left with significant hospital bills, funeral expenses, and decreased income. The Omaha wrongful death lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law have decades of experience helping families like yours get the justice and compensation they deserve, and can put that experience to work for you in the event of a tragic loss. Schedule a free consultation appointment today, by calling 800-471-4100 or filling out our online form.