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Fairfield Man Identified After Canal Crash

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October 11, 2019
Edward Smith

Fairfield Man Identified After Canal Crash

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, officials from the Solano County Sheriff’s Department reported the identity of a man who tragically passed away during a car accident that took place near Vacaville the day prior. The decedent was identified as Eusebio Praxedis-Reyes, a 50-year-old Fairfield man. According to police reports, Praxedis-Reyes’ 27-year-old son had also been in the vehicle at the time of the accident and suffered minor injuries as a result. California Highway Patrol (CHP) has indicated that they are currently investigating this accident.

Crash Information

The collision took place at approximately 2:00 p.m. Praxedis-Reyes’s son had been driving a white Toyota Corolla southbound on Mankas Corner Road between Fairfield and Vacaville when he apparently lost control of the vehicle before swerving onto the right-hand shoulder. The Toyota lost traction and crashed through a chain-link fence before it slid into a nearby canal close to the intersection of Ledgewood Road. The Toyota reportedly landed on its roof in the canal.

Emergency response staff arriving at the scene reported that they found the Toyota partially submerged in water. Praxedis-Reyes’ son had been able to escape the vehicle before it filled with water, but the older man was found trapped inside the wrecked car. Firefighters removed him from the wreckage by using extrication machinery. Tragically, Praxedis-Reyes was officially pronounced deceased on-site at 2:48 p.m. According to reports, his son declined hospital treatment for his injuries.


As officers of CHP look into what may have caused this tragic accident, reports indicate that investigators do not believe intoxication to have been a factor. Often, single-vehicle accidents like this one are caused by a factor that drivers cannot control. These can include dangerous weather conditions, hazards in the road, such as inadequate lighting or signage, vehicle product defects, and more.

Because there are so many factors involved in a car accident investigation, it is important to ensure that the interests of your family are being represented. Having an attorney who can conduct a private investigation into possible causes of the crash is an important part of claiming the compensation your family deserves from negligent parties.

Rollover Accidents

When vehicles overturn, people are very likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries. One of the key reasons that these types of accidents are so dangerous is that vehicle roofs are often not strong enough to withstand an impact. Weak vehicle roofs can crush inward and either cause injuries or trap occupants inside the wrecked car. When this happens, the company that manufactured the vehicle is often liable to pay for losses related to the accident.

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Fairfield Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. When families suffer a traumatic event like a fatal accident, recovering can be very hard. If your loved one was killed during a vehicle accident, please call me as soon as you can so that we can talk about your case. During our call, I can give you free, friendly advice about the options you may have. To get in touch with me, you can call (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900.

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