- June 19, 2023
- Barnes Admin
Three Killed In Cattaraugus County Head-On Collision
Freedom, NY – A tragic accident in the Town of Freedom that occurred on Saturday, June 17, 2023, has left three people dead and several others with serious injuries. The collision involved a 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Evan Klink and a 2005 Ford Focus driven by his sister, Dahlia Klink. Evan Klink crossed the center line intentionally and lost control of his vehicle before striking his sister’s car in a head-on collision. Two passengers in the Ford, 17-year-old Havanah Lopez and 6-year-old Molly Kibler, were pronounced dead at the scene. Dahlia Klink and her 4-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. On Sunday night, Dahlia Klink died from her injuries. Evan Klink and his 19-year-old passenger were also treated for injuries.
New York State Troopers responded to the accident just after noon and are investigating the scene. Evan Klink is being evaluated by State Police drug recognition experts.
Unfortunately, head-on collisions account for 10% of fatal car accidents each year. In this horrible accident, the injured victims and their families should have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:
- Driver accident history
- Police accident report
- Vehicle accident history
- Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
- Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
- Phone and texting records of the driver
- Any video evidence of the crash
- All eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Inspection of the road conditions
- Vehicle blind spots
- Driving records
Car Accident Attorneys
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- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Inexperienced driving
- Alcohol or drug involvement
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