Articles Posted in Wrongful Death

Winter Storm Causes Vacaville Freeway Fatality

Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported that a man lost his life in a vehicle accident during a winter storm on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The collision took place shortly after sunrise and involved a big-rig and pedestrian. Officers have said that the crash was one incident of several that occurred on local freeways Wednesday morning. The fatally injured pedestrian has not yet been identified by authorities. Additionally, CHP says that they are still working to determine all of the factors involved in this crash. My sympathies are with the mourning loved ones of the person who passed away because of this tragic incident.

Vacaville Highway Hit-and-Run Kills Pedestrian

Officers from the Solano area California Highway Patrol (CHP) have stated that one person lost their life in a recent Vacaville accident. The accident took place on Sunday, February 10, 2019, and involved a vehicle and a pedestrian on a local highway. Police say the vehicle left the scene of the crash. The Solano County Sheriff’s Department has not yet released the identity of the fatally injured man. Officials say his identity will be released after his next-of-kin is notified about the incident. I would like to offer my sympathies to the family and friends of the man who tragically lost his life because of this crash.

Fatal Grass Valley Highway Accident

California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorities reported that a major car accident took place in a rural location near Grass Valley on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The accident involved one vehicle and left the driver with fatal trauma. The fatally injured driver was identified on Monday, February 11, 2019, as Michael Houlihan, a 28-year-old resident of Eureka. According to reports, no other individuals were involved in the collision. CHP investigators are still looking into possible causes of the collision. I would like to send my condolences out to Mr. Houlihan’s family and friends while they are mourning their tragic loss.

Two Vehicle Crash Kills One in Vallejo

Vallejo Police Department (VPD) officers said that a fatal car accident took place within the city on Friday, February 8, 2018. The accident left one person with fatal injuries. The fatally injured party has only been identified as a 70-year-old man from Vallejo. Solano County officials say that they are waiting to release the man’s full identity and will do so after his family is notified. According to reports, one other person suffered minor injuries during the crash. This person was identified as a 41-year-old Vallejo woman. My sympathy is extended to all who are mourning the loss of their loved one after this tragic crash.

Man Identified After Fatal Vacaville Crash

Officials from Solano County released the identity of a man who tragically lost his life during a recent car accident in Vacaville. The fatally injured man was identified as Sandeep Buttar, a 38-year-old resident of Sacramento. The collision took place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, and involved two vehicles. Reports indicate that the accident was caused by a wrong-way driver who has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and causing vehicular manslaughter. Details about court proceedings have not yet been made available. My sincere condolences are extended to Mr. Buttar’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Pedestrian Identified Following Fatal Oroville Crash

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Butte County officials released the identity of a man who lost his life after he was involved in a car accident south of Oroville. The man was identified as Joshua Washburn, a 46-year-old resident of the nearby community of Gridley. The accident took place on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Washburn had been a pedestrian walking across the highway at a location near the border of Sutter and Butte Counties. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that they have investigators looking into this accident to determine the factors which may have caused the collision. My sympathy is with Mr. Washburn’s loved ones after this tragic incident.

Accident Kills Veteran Fresno Police Officer

Two men lost their lives in a car accident just east of Fresno on February 4, 2019. The incident occurred around 5:00 in the afternoon along Highway 180 in the vicinity of McCall Avenue. A driver of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling eastbound along the westbound lanes of the highway and reportedly crashed into five cars while weaving through traffic. The Chevrolet continued for a short time before striking a Dodge Ram pickup truck head-on. Occupants in the other five vehicles suffered minor to moderate injuries. Sadly, the drivers of the Dodge and Chevrolet passed away at the scene. Officials from the Fresno County Coroner’s Office have identified the decedents as 48-year-old Phia Vang and 33-year-old Cameron Pryor, both residents of Fresno. We send our sympathy to the loved ones of Mr. Vang and Mr. Pryor as they are mourning the loss of their family member and friend.

Fresno County Accident Fatality

A Fresno County accident fatality occurred recently along Gettysburg Avenue and Ashlan Avenue in Clovis. A Toyota Prius reportedly struck the driver’s door of a Honda Civic shortly before 10:00 in the morning. The impact of the collision caused the Honda to overturn onto the roof. Emergency crews were called to the scene to extricate the man driving the Honda out of the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The decedent has been identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Gregory Labiak, a 72-year-old resident of Clovis. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Labiak during their time of loss.

Weekend Sees Three Fatal El Dorado County Car Accidents

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they are investigating three separate fatal car accidents that took place in El Dorado County over the weekend of Friday, February 1 to Saturday, February 2, 2019. The first took place on Friday night, the second on Saturday morning and the third happened after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Out of the three fatally injured individuals, only one has been identified by officials. This woman was identified as Kaitlyn Smart, a 21-year-old resident of Santa Cruz. More information about the other decedents will be released after their families are notified. My condolences are extended to Ms. Smart’s loved ones as well as the family and friends of the other two individuals.

One Killed in Rollover Crash Near Placerville

One person was left with fatal trauma after a local car accident that happened on the night of Saturday, February 2, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say that the car accident involved one vehicle. Reports stated that one other person suffered serious trauma during the crash. The identity of the fatally injured person has not been reported by officials of El Dorado County. The seriously injured woman was identified as a 36-year-old resident of Woodland. My deep sympathy and my support are sent to the family and friends of the man who tragically lost his life during this crash.