Recent evidence shows the truck driver charged causing a fatal January crash that shutdown Interstate 71 for almost a full day, attempted to cover up his actions by deleting text messages.
Christopher Thornhill, 33, of Rossburg, OH, was indicted Wednesday on 12 charges, including second-degree manslaughter and first-degree felony criminal mischief.
According to investigators, Thornhill’s log book was false and he deleted numerous text messages from his phone. Police were able to recover the messages as proof that he was texting and driving at the time of the accident.
Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous causes of accidents and often ends in fatalities. If you or someone you love has been injured or died as a result of a distracted driver who was texting and driving, the experienced personal injury lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can help get you the justice you deserve.
A Tragic Accident
Around 9:30 a.m. on January 29, authorities say Thornhill was traveling northbound on I-71 when he sideswiped an unoccupied vehicle on the side of the road, then crashed into oncoming traffic.
Two vehicles slammed into the overturned truck. One of the drivers died at the scene before paramedics arrived and the other was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Thornhill walked away without serious injuries.
Ohio Texting And Driving Lawyers
Texting and driving is illegal in the state of Ohio, and our auto accident attorneys believe that those who disobey that law and cause injury to other drivers should be held responsible for their actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured because another driving was texting and driving, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the office of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy today and let us help you defend your rights.