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Fatal Willows Auto Accident

Fatal Willows Auto Accident

Three people reportedly lost their lives during a Willows auto accident during the early morning on Friday, August 23, 2019. The crash involved two vehicles and four individuals, one of whom was not injured during the incident. Glenn County Sheriff’s Department officials are reportedly withholding the identities of the decedents while they handle notification of their families. Additionally, the collision remains under investigation by officers of California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Crash Information

CHP indicated that the accident took place at around 12:30 a.m. on Highway Interstate 5 near the exit for Country Road 57. A 42-year-old man had been driving a 209 Ford F550 north on I-5 approaching the exit while a Honda Accord was driving south in the same area. As the vehicles approached each other, the driver of the Honda apparently lost control of their vehicle and veered to the left, eventually crossing over the highway median. The two vehicles crashed head-on. Reports indicated that the force of the collision caused the Honda to split completely in half.

CHP immediately dispatched emergency officials to the crash location after receiving notification. Tragically, when responders arrived, they found that the three women inside the Honda had suffered critical injuries during the crash. All three women reportedly passed away on-scene. The driver of the Ford was discovered without any serious physical trauma.


While CHP is looking into possible causes of this accident, officers have not mentioned any suspected factors. Collisions like this one can be caused by many different factors which often involve things like vehicle part defects, dangerous hazards in the road, and more.

What to Do After a Fatal Crash

The families of people who pass away in car accidents are often left in a state of emotional shock. During this time, it can be hard to deal with the demands of daily life, and thinking about how to deal with legal issues can be paralyzing. However, liable parties are often quick to act on building a legal defense and getting in touch with a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can is important. Speaking to a lawyer about your situation early on is often critical to recovering the compensation you deserve from the people responsible for the accident.

When people lose their lives in a crash, they are unable to tell authorities about what happened. This means that their version of events has no representation in official investigations. However, a lawyer can conduct a private investigation in order to ensure that parts of the story don’t go unnoticed. To learn more about how you can get in touch with an attorney who is worthy of your trust, watch this helpful video:

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Willows Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Willows wrongful death lawyer. A crash can have devastating consequences. If you’ve suffered the loss of a family member or friend in a car accident, call (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 and receive my free, friendly advice over the phone.

My team and I have worked with Willows area residents for longer than 37 years and have obtained many successful settlements and verdicts in cases of wrongful death. See what our past clients have written about our work by visiting the below links:

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