Four Valley Residents Killed in Crash
Officials in Monterey County reported that four residents from the Central Valley were killed in a crash on the morning of Monday, June 13, 2022. The fatal car accident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. in King City. The California Highway Patrol described the incident as a head-on collision involving two vehicles.
Details on the Crash in Monterey County That Killed Four Central Valley Residents
The head-on collision occurred at North Mission Road and Jolon Road, just 20 miles south of the King City area. CHP traffic officers indicated in a preliminary report that a Toyota Corolla was headed northbound on Jolon Road while a Honda Civic was traveling southbound on Jolon Road. For unknown reasons, one of the vehicles reportedly drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and collided head-on with the other.
The Honda driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An update regarding their condition was not immediately available. The Toyota driver was also taken to the hospital, where she later succumbed to their injuries. The three other occupants of the Toyota were declared deceased at the scene.
Officials have identified the decedents as Malisa Moua, 52, of Merced, Mary Lee, 45, of Fresno, Xiong Lee, 44, of Fresno, and Pa Vue, 36, of Fresno. An investigation into the head-on collision in Monterey County is ongoing, and no other information has been released.
Things Surviving Family Members Should Know About Fatal Car Accident Cases
When a family member loses their life in an accident because of another party’s negligence, it may shock survivors to their core. Surviving family members may feel overwhelmed with lasting grief and unexpected expenses. Families facing such situations should know that waiting too long to bring a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the loss of their loved one, that time will not be on their side. The longer survivors wait, the more challenging it may become to collect the evidence necessary to prove liability and build a strong and compelling case. Conversely, there is also a two-year statute of limitations that usually applies to these cases.
While nothing may undo the pain that is experienced from the loss of a close relative or bring them back, financial stability may help surviving family members focus on grieving instead of unexpected expenses. For this reason, among others, it is often recommended that surviving family members explore their legal options for compensation. A wrongful death claim may secure economic and non-economic damages like funeral costs, medical expenses, income the decedent would have earned over their lifetime, loss of companionship, and more. It may also provide a sense of justice, knowing that the at-fault party has been held liable for their actions. For more details on these cases and what to expect from the process, watch this video.
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