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Services to be held for Coast Guard member killed by drunk driver

New Jersey man died in a head-on collision on Nov. 4 in Virginia Beach. The collision was caused by an allegedly drunk driver. According to police, the 25-year-old woman who caused the crash was intoxicated with an open container of alcohol in the car. She was driving the wrong way down the road when the accident happened.

The man who died was a member of the Coast Guard. Family and friends gathered to attend his services last weekend, and more services are planned for Nov. 25 in New Jersey. Relatives and friends want to spread the message far and wide so that no one misses the funeral.

The deceased man served as an information systems technician. At the time of the collision, he was headed to pick up his wife who was attending a party. The couple lived together in Portsmouth, Virginia.

According to police, the woman who hit the man had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .112, which is above the legal limit to drive. She was arrested and charged in the crash.

When someone is killed by a drunk driver, surviving close family members can pursue wrongful death claims to hold the drunk driver financially accountable for his or her actions. Although no money will ever right such an unfortunate wrong, the process of pursuing a wrongful death action can help bring family members a sense of closure regarding their loss. It can also assist them financially as they deal with lost family income and other financial damages stemming from the accident.

Source:, "N.J. funeral service planned for man killed in Virginia crash," accessed Nov. 17, 2017

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