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Some people say that the worst part of a road trip is the stretch that takes you home. It’s a time where you have finished up experiencing all of the exciting parts of your trip and are facing the long journey back to where you live. But the only thing worse than enduring this joyless part of a road trip… is not reaching your final destination at all.

This appeared to be the case this past weekend in a single-vehicle auto accident on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas. On Sunday morning around 7:30am, a 2001 Hyundai was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-15 about 85 miles away from St. George, Utah. Just before reaching the interchange with the Valley of Fire Highway (near mile marker 69), the car left the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, spun back across the northbound lanes onto the center median, and flipped over before stopping in a southbound lane of traffic.

All four occupants of the Hyundai were rushed to University Medical Center. But a 19-year old male passenger from St. George, who had been ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead less than four hours later. It’s unclear exactly what caused the one-car accident.

Unless they are related to each other, the family of the deceased teen appears to have solid grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car. That’s
because Nevada law states that the driver of any vehicle is responsible for the safety of his or her passengers.