Its common knowledge that driving while under the influence of alcohol is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. Yet, despite this awareness, people still attempt to do so. Unfortunately, drunk driver accidents continue to happen in Nevada and across the United States. Recently, another life was lost in a senseless crash caused by a drunk driver near Carson City.

The crash happened during the morning hours on Highway 50. According to reports, the driver of a pickup truck was headed east on Highway 50 and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Reports said the truck collided head-on with another pickup truck that was hauling a utility trailer.

Reportedly, the violent crash caused the bed to separate from the cab of the truck that was pulling the trailer. Tragically, the driver of the pickup was killed in the crash, authorities said. The driver of the truck that caused the crash was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested. He faces several serious charges such as reckless driving with substantial bodily harm, driving with a suspended or revoked license and driving under the influence, according to police reports.

Unfortunately, intoxicated drivers are responsible for thousands of deaths every year across the country. Families in Nevada who have suffered the loss of loved ones in drunk driver accidents can take action by consulting an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could supply families with much-needed monetary relief to help with expenses and alleviate some of the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one.