The man killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 70 in Butler Township has been identified. The Ohio State Highway Patrol revealed the man’s identity on Thursday, June 24th. The crash report showed that 47-year-old Stephen Schoening might have driven his car above the speed limit, which led to the traffic accident on Interstate 70.
The accident which occurred near Airport Access Road happened on Wednesday night, June 23rd. The state highway patrol said the victim was the only occupant of the car. Before the crash, Schoening traveled on the westbound lane of the interstate around 8 p.m.
After the crash, medics transported the man to Miami Valley Hospital, where medical personnel later pronounced him dead. On Thursday, while identifying the victim, the state highway patrol revealed that the man was exiting onto Airport Access Road when he drove off the left side of the roadway.
Schoening’s vehicle struck a drainage ditch, causing it to overturn. The state troopers said excessive speed appeared to have contributed to the accident. However, other potential factors are still under investigation. There is no additional information.
Speed is one of the common contributors to motor vehicle accidents. When a driver operates a vehicle outside the speed limit, they have less reaction time. This means that they cannot apply the brake in time to avoid a collision. This is why traffic and law enforcement agencies advise drivers to maintain the speed limit always.
A driver who travels at high speed and causes a collision will be liable for damages to the victim. Here, the motorist will pay compensatory damages to the victim. The compensation would cover medical bills, loss of income, vehicle repair, personal property damage, and pain and suffering.
To find out more about compensatory damages, contact our Ohio car accident lawyers.