Car Crash Deaths in Olmsted County


The 4th of July weekend started with 2 fatalities in a car crash in Olmsted County on Friday, at 3:30 p.m.

60 year-old Steven Friese, of Minnesota City, and 67 year-old Fay Friese, of Arcadia, Wisconsin were traveling west on Highway 14 when they were hit and killed by a car heading north on County Rd 7 and driven by 29 year-old Jason Benton, of Plainview, Minnesota.

The driver of the car and 2 passengers in Friese’s van suffered minor injuries. The accident is under investigation.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

To file a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim has to have died as a result of negligence on the part of the person to be sued. Wrongful death laws allow for the beneficiaries of the victim to be awarded monetary damages because of the negligence.

A wrongful death claim has to meet four criteria:

  • the death of the victim was determined to be more than 50% the fault of another
  • in addition to being at fault, the other person was negligent
  • there are surviving beneficiaries or dependents
  • monetary damages resulted from the victim’s death

A Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorney can answer questions about the validity of your Minnesota wrongful death case, handle all of the paperwork, and file your claim.

Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorneys

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