Fairfield Teen Dies in Marin Crash

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June 13, 2019
Edward Smith

Fairfield Teen Killed in Car Accident

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a teenager lost their life in a single-vehicle collision that took place in Corte Madera during the morning of Monday, June 10, 2019. The fatally injured teen was identified by county officials as a 17-year-old boy from the city of Fairfield. The teen’s full identity has not been released pending his family’s notification. According to police, no other individuals were involved in the collision, and the accident remains under investigation. I would like to extend my sympathy to the family and friends of the young man who tragically passed away during this auto accident.

Crash Information

CHP reported that the accident happened at about 2:19 a.m. The teenager had been driving a passenger vehicle of unspecified make and model on Highway 101 to the north of the Tamalpais Drive junction. While officers did not specify how the accident took place, reports indicated that the vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision.

Emergency personnel was sent to the site of the accident immediately. When responders arrived, they found that the young man had suffered critical injuries. Sadly, medics could not revive him, and he was declared deceased on-site. Responders say that they are unsure whether or not the teen had been inside the vehicle when it caught fire.


CHP reportedly shut down multiple highway lanes while accident response was underway. The area remained closed to traffic until 5:30 a.m. while workers cleared the road and investigators conducted a preliminary investigation of evidence at the scene. So far, no suspected accident factors have been noted by investigating authorities.

Single vehicle accidents are common, especially at night. These types of collisions are commonly caused by factors such as pavement defects, poor roadway lighting, malfunctioning car parts such as steering systems, tires, or brakes, driving recklessly, and more.

Contacting an Attorney

Fatal crashes often leave families feeling emotionally devastated. Suddenly losing a loved one often means going through a period of intense grieving and learning how to cope with emotions such as fear, confusion, anxiety, and depression. These emotional issues can leave people feeling drained, and meeting the demands of daily life can be difficult. For this reason, many want to put off speaking to a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer.

While taking time to cope with the grieving is very important, liable parties will usually begin building a legal defense right away. Because of this, contacting an attorney early on can be critical in making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the damages your family has suffered. If you would like to learn more about the types of payments that can be claimed in a wrongful death case, you can watch the video below. However, it is always best to get advice about your case directly from an experienced attorney.

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