In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 11, the daughter of famed children's author Mercer Mayer was killed in an auto collision. The fatal accident occurred on Route 67 in Connecticut. The driver believed responsible for the crash suffered unspecified injuries in the wreck.
According to reports, the victim was heading home late at night when her vehicle was struck head-on in the Bridgewater area. The driver thought responsible -- a 23-year-old male -- had apparently crossed the centerline of traffic and struck the victim's car. Both of the drivers were transported to an area hospital. Ms. Mayer died shortly after arrival, while the other driver was treated and released.
At this time, police have not indicated what factors may have contributed to this collision. The investigation is still ongoing. It is unknown if any charges are pending in this case.
This fatal accident has taken the life of a woman known as a daughter, mother, friend and songwriter. This tragedy has likely left her surviving family members in a state of loss, grief and confusion. In accordance with the laws of Connecticut, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses they have suffered as a result of this incident. A wrongful death claim may be filed in civil court in and effort to hold the individual deemed responsible for this wreck accountable, and to seek any recoverable damages. If negligence can, in fact, be established in court, the victim's family may be awarded a monetary judgment.
Source: newstimes.com, "Singer, daughter of famous children's author mourned after fatal crash", Mackenzie Rigg, June 13, 2016