Articles Posted in Wrongful Death

Fort Bragg Woman Arrested for Hit-and-Run

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a Fort Bragg woman suspected of driving away from a fatal accident turned herself in on Monday, December 2, 2019. According to authorities, the 41-year-old woman was booked into the Mendocino County Jail just after 4:00 p.m. and faces felony hit-and-run charges. The woman reportedly turned herself in about a week after authorities issued warrants for her arrest.

Man Killed in Oakley Head-On Collision

A Bethel Island man was killed in a recent car accident near Oakley, CA. The deceased man was 69-years old and ultimately died from his injuries that resulted in the crash. The man has been identified by the Contra Costa Office of the Sheriff’s Coroner Division as Wally Driskell. The fatal accident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Bethel Island Rd, just north of Cypress Rd in Oakley.

Auburn Man Identified Following Fatal Placer Collision

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, officials of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of an Auburn man who sadly passed away as the result of a recent area car accident. The man was identified as 21-year-old Tyler William Burk. The accident took place a day earlier and involved three vehicles. According to reports, one other individual, identified as a 73-year-old man from Grass Valley, was also injured during the crash. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Auburn office is reportedly still investigating the incident.

Two Killed in Rollover Accident Near Merced County

Two people were killed in a fiery rollover accident in Merced County on the morning of December 5, 2019. The crash occurred around 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of Franklin Road and Santa Fe Drive. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said four people were driving together on Santa Fe Drive when the driver, for unknown reasons, lost control of the car. This caused the vehicle to overturn several times and catch fire. Medical responders were called to the scene to transport a man to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A woman was also taken to the hospital and was reported to be in critical condition. Sadly, the other two parties inside the vehicle passed away at the scene. Officials have withheld their identities until their families have been notified.

Manteca Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A Manteca man was killed in a recent motorcycle accident involving another car. The crash occurred in Manteca around 6:45 p.m. on Lathrop Road, just east of Union Road, the Manteca Police Department reported. Emergency responders were requested at the scene to perform life-saving measures on the injured motorcyclist. Sadly, their efforts were unsuccessful as the rider succumbed to his injuries. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 38-year-old John Alonzo Jr. of Manteca.

Two Injured, One Killed in Lake County Collision

One person lost their life, and two more suffered injuries during a Lake County collision on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The decedent has since been identified by Lake County Sheriff’s Office authorities as Kenneth Kub Xiong, a 19-year-old man from the city of Stockton. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), this accident involved two vehicles and took place during the afternoon on a local roadway. Reports indicated that both injured individuals suffered severe injuries. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Fatal Humboldt Head-On Crash

Local authorities reported that a Humboldt head-on accident left one person with deadly injuries on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The decedent’s identity is currently being withheld by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office until his next-of-kin is notified about the tragic accident. According to police, the crash took place during heavy rainfall and left two other people with serious injuries.

Fairfield Woman Fatally Injured In Suisun Crash

According to local officials, one woman tragically lost her life as the result of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash, which took place in Suisun on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The decedent has since been identified as Victoria Morfidis-Florentino, a 50-year-old woman and resident of Fairfield. Reports have indicated that officers from both the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Suisun City Police Department (SCPD) responded to the accident. An investigation into involved factors is underway.

Fatal Collisions in Nevada County

Nevada County is a beautiful place right at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Residents enjoy easy access to many incredible natural areas as well as a small-town atmosphere in their own communities. However, rural roads can be dangerous, especially in mountainous areas, and, in many cases, car accidents end in tragedy. It isn’t possible to say when or where fatal car accidents will happen, but learning information about fatal collisions in Nevada County can help residents improve their safety while driving on local roads.