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Carter County Kentucky Grand Jury Indicts Woman in West Virginia DUI Auto Accident

Matthew Troutman Dec. 3, 2022

On November 30, 2022, it was reported that the Carter County Kentucky Grand Jury returned an indictment against Crystal Hodge for 1st degree assault, 1st degree wanton endangerment and murder. Ms. Hodge was travelling at a high rate of speed on I-64 in West Virginia, in inclement weather, and while under the influence of a controlled substance, when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled it several times. An unrestrained 8-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and died; an 11-year-old was seriously injured. The lack of seatbelt usage often results in death as the occupants are frequently ejected or thrown into the windshields. Although using a seatbelt cannot guarantee survival of an accident, statistically, use of the seatbelt increases the survivability in an auto accident.

Contact the Troutman Law Office for Your Car Accident Claim!

These circumstances will require the services of an experienced attorney to to maximize all benefits available to the victims in this auto accident. Matthew Troutman, auto accident lawyer, of the Troutman Law Office has been handling auto accident claims, almost exclusively, since 1986 and has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for the victims in the above car accident. It is very likely that the at-fault driver will not have enough insurance to fully compensate the victims in this car accident, and, therefore, it will be important for there to be underinsured motorist benefits available.

If you need legal assistance due to a motor vehicle accident, contact auto accident attorney Matthew Troutman directly at 859-696-0001 or 502-648-9507 and he will meet with you in the hospital, your home or wherever is convenient for you. He will give you direct access through his cell phone and guide you through the difficult process necessary to obtain the best result possible for you in your car accident claim. To learn more about car accident attorney Matthew Troutman and the Troutman Law Office, click here.