Double Fatality Crash Near Elk Grove

Double Fatality Crash Near Elk Grove

Double Fatality Crash Near Elk Grove

Drag Racing a Factor?

According to CHP, drag racing near Elk Grove may have been a contributing factor in the double fatality that occurred on Friday, August 14, 2015.

A Dodge Challenger Truck driven by a 18-year-old may have been drag racing down Bradshaw Road and Vintage Park Drive near Elk Grove Friday night. The man’s 15-year-old brother was also riding in the speeding truck.

CHP says that the 18-year-old was driving his truck approximately 100 mph when it struck another truck being driven by newlyweds Molly Xiong, 26, formerly of Merced and Sai Vang, 31. The impact was so severe that it pushed the newlywed’s vehicle approximately 225 feet into an SMUD power pole and then burst into flames. The couple, ejected from their vehicle were killed instantly in the fiery crash.

The 18 and 15-year-old were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to CHP officer Mike Bradley. “We’ve known that this area is an area that there’s high speeds, and young drivers out there involved in street racing,” Bradley said “We just can’t rule it out at this point.”

Loved Ones Struggling to Cope with Loss

Molly Xiong’s sister, Pajtsais Lee, describes her sister as the glue that held their family together — the role-model sister that everyone loved the most. Molly loved to cook and enjoyed Hmong music.

Molly Xiong and her husband Sai Vang, married less than two years were just beginning to make a life together. Family members are trying to come to terms with this tragic, untimely and senseless double fatality.

The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of this double fatality crash near Elk Grove. The 18-year-old driver may face charges in connection with the wrongful death of Molly and her husband, Sai.

For more information, follow this link to the Fox 40 news and video report of the accident.

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Auto Accident Attorney with the most informative accident website available – www.autoaccident.com.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence of another, please call me at 916-694-0002 for free, friendly advice. If you are outside the Elk Grove/Sacramento area, you can call us at (800) 404-5400.

Before you call, please take the time to check out what my clients have to say about working with our law firm.  Click on our reviews here: Yelp and Avvo and Google Plus.

Our firm is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  An association of National personal injury lawyers who have multiple Million Dollar Verdicts and settlements.

Updated:

Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
    Sincerely,
    ★★★★★
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
    ★★★★★
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
    ★★★★★
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
    ★★★★★
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
    ★★★★★
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.
    ★★★★★