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Cleveland, OH – Woman Loses Life in Fatal Accident on I-71

Cleveland, OH (June 14, 2024) – A fatal motor vehicle accident was reported in the Cleveland area that claimed one woman’s life. The accident took place early Thursday morning, June 13.

Reports provided by the Cleveland Police Department indicate that a driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 when it crashed head-on into a second vehicle near West 150th Street. The incident prompted the closure of the roadway at around one a.m. A woman involved in the accident was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as 58-year-old Vetrica Lemaitre. A 60-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, and a 24-year-old woman were also injured in the accident. The 32-year-old was transported to Fairview Hospital. The 60-year-old and 24-year-old were both transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. The accident is under investigation.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Vetrica Lemaitre as well as the injured parties.

Hands holding a memorial candleThe aftermath of a fatal motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming and confusing for families, but seeking guidance from a dedicated legal team is essential. At Merriman Legal, LLC, our experienced Cleveland wrongful death lawyers are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of our clients. We understand the importance of gathering crucial evidence, such as video footage, early on to secure maximum compensation for our clients.

With time being limited due to the deletion of video footage after 72 hours by the Ohio Department of Transportation and commercial business owners also holding their surveillance footage for a short period, it is crucial to reach out to us immediately for a free consultation at (216) 522-9000. Our personal injury law firm will work tirelessly to ensure your best interests and legal rights are protected every step of the way. Let us fight for justice on your behalf – contact us now.

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