Intoxicated driver charged in fatal Dubuque County crash

A male suspected drunk driver in Dubuque County has been charged after being involved in a fatal car accident, KCRG-TV9 reported on April 6.

According to reports, the passenger in the vehicle was killed when the vehicle they occupied rolled over into a ditch. The vehicle initially lost control on Holy Cross when the accident took place. The drunk driving accident victim, identified as 30-year-old man from Holy Cross, was pronounced dead at the crash site. A charge of driving a vehicle while under the influence was filed against the driver, who was reported to be 25 years old. Further investigation into the details of the accident is being conducted by the sheriff’s office.

The Iowa lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know that family members who have lost their loved ones in accidents caused by intoxicated drivers must cope with great challenges, including emotional grief and financial difficulties. Our deepest thoughts go to the people who are grieving from this great loss.



Two Iowa bars face lawsuits for over-serving

Two businesses in Iowa that serve alcoholic drinks are facing lawsuits in connection to the motorcycle crash last year that left Kathlyn Leekley dead and seriously injured Derek Lee Martie, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported on May 23.

According to the lawsuits filed by Leekley’s family and Martie last April, Heartland Acres Agribition Center and Bucketz Bar & Grill served pickup truck driver Bryan Cornwell, 22, until he was extremely drunk. Cornwell, who had an alcohol content of 0.214 an hour after the accident, reportedly crossed a median line on Dubuque Road and crashed into the motorcycle occupied by Martie and Leekley. Leekley was thrown from the motorcycle and died days later. Martie sustained life-threatening injuries and is permanently damaged from the incident. Appropriate charges were filed against Cornwell, who was given a 32-year sentence last March.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers understand the emotional, physical and financial loss that families suffer when they lose a loved one to a drunk driving accident. If this has happened to someone you love, we may help you pursue damages and hold the responsible parties responsible. Tell us your situation today at 877-327-2600



1 dead in Dubuque County drunk driving crash

A pedestrian was reportedly killed after being struck by a vehicle in Dubuque County, kwwl.com reported on April 6.

Reports state that the fatal crash occurred at around 2:00 a.m. on April 6 when the vehicle driven by Alex Hannan struck a person on Highway 20. The pedestrian, whose name was withheld, reportedly died on the spot due to serious injuries. Hannan, 24, who was not injured in the crash, was later arrested and booked in Dubuque County Jail after he was discovered to be driving while intoxicated.

Our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., send their deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this recent tragedy.



Drunken driver sentenced to 32 years in jail

On Monday, March 24 an Iowa drunk driver was sentenced to 32 years in jail for causing a collision that killed a motorcyclist.

Bryan Cromwell was sentenced after pleading guilty to criminal charges including vehicular homicide. In June of 2013, Cromwell was driving a pickup truck when he hit a motorcycle occupied by Derek Martie, 24, and Katlyn Leekley, 20. Leekley died as a result of the collision while Martie sustained serious injuries.

The victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have been injured because of another drivers recklessness in Iowa, the attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help you pursue compensation. Call our offices today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your case.



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