Marinette Co., WI (November 8, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in Marinette County on Monday claimed one person’s life. The Marinette County dispatch received a call for assistance at around 5:20 p.m. on November 6.
Reports provided by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office indicate that two vehicles collided on US Highway 8. The incident blocked multiple lanes in the area just east of Tower Road.
Investigations performed by the Sheriff’s Office show that 69-year-old John Benzow was attempting to travel west on the highway when his vehicle collided with a dump truck that was partially loaded.
Benzow sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. The Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced the man deceased at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured in the crash. He was identified as 65-year-old Randy Peterson.
Investigations are currently underway by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Marinette County medical examiner.
We offer our condolences to the family of John Benzow at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Wisconsin
Fatal crashes take the lives of hundreds of people in Wisconsin every year. In many cases, these accidents are completely preventable. We see countless people lose their lives as a result of driver negligence. Leading factors in fatal collisions include:
- Weather conditions
- Running red lights
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
Motorists who fail to operate their vehicles safely and responsibly can cause devastating accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people. Regrettably, many families are forced to deal with overwhelming financial burdens in the aftermath of fatal collisions. After losing a loved one, your family has the ability to file wrongful death lawsuits. A wrongful death claim can provide you with the money you need for funeral costs, vehicle repairs, burial expenses, and more.
In order to recover compensation, you must be able to successfully prove negligence in the accident. This involves showing that the driver of the vehicle was reckless and engaged in some action that directly breached the duty of care that was owed to your loved one. As a result of the breach, the crash took place that claimed the life of your loved one and resulted in damages for your family.
Even though this may seem like an easy task, insurance companies will do everything possible to shift the blame onto your loved one, who is not there to defend themselves. This makes it critically important to have a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Marinette County by your side. Your attorney will be able to help prove the case against the defendant and demand full compensation for the damages and the losses that you face.
Our Wisconsin car accident lawyers at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. have decades of experience defending the rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. We understand how challenging it can be for families to move forward after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, which is why we fight fearlessly to ensure our clients are able to hold negligent drivers accountable and get justice. To explore the legal options that are available to you, contact our Wisconsin personal injury law firm by calling 608-471-5365 at your earliest convenience.
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