“Fatal ATV Accident”
ANDERSON, ALABAMA (December 31, 2016) – Three people were killed and a fourth was injured in an accident on December 31st on Lauderdale 547, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 8:40 pm on Lauderdale County 547, near Rogersville. Four people were riding in a Polaris ATV when it crashed int a tree for an unknown reason.
Three of the people inside the ATV were pronounced dead at the scene, and have been identified as 57 year old Ricky Neal Smith, 42 year old Christopher Dewayne Holt, and 37 year old Shanna Thornton Smith. A fourth person, 52 year old Angela Smith, who is reportedly Ricky Neal Smith’s wife, was injured and treated at a local hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.