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Man Killed After Head-On Collision on Highway 4 in Stockton

Man Killed After Highway 4 Car Accident in Stockton

A man was killed after a car accident on Highway 4 in Stockton, CA, on the night of Sunday, June 21, 2020. The head-on collision occurred on CA-4 just east of the exit for Whiskey Slew Road. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 19-year-old Devon Willis of Discovery Bay was driving eastbound on State Route 4. Friends of Mr. Willis said he was headed home to see family when another vehicle veered over the broken yellow lines on SR-4 and collided head-on with his car. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle was not immediately identified by the CHP. However, that party was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). It is unknown whether the other driver will face additional charges related to the motor vehicle collision.

Loved One Forever Remembered

Devon Willis was a beloved member of his family and community. He attended Liberty High School in Brentwood and was a defensive back as a senior in 2017. That same year, Mr. Willis helped the school achieve one of its best football seasons in history by winning the first North Coast Section championship. While playing for the Liberty High School Lions, he earned the nickname “Texas” after moving from Texas to Discovery Bay. He had plans to attend Diablo Valley College (DVC) in the fall and playing football. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Willis and his family to cover his final resting expenses.

Loss of a Loved One to Wrongful Death

After a loved one was lost to wrongful death, survivors may be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. In times like these, it is essential to surround yourself with friends and family for emotional support during the planning of the funeral. Grief support groups or professional support of a counselor can also help during the initial months or years of a loved one’s death. While it may be challenging to collect evidence while going through grief and loss, doing so may increase your likelihood of obtaining solace and justice on behalf of a close relative. To hold the driver that caused the wrongful death of a loved one financially accountable, you should contact an attorney. Although legal action can’t bring a lost family member back, a wrongful death claim is there to help the family ease the financial hardship they have faced. It can help provide what they need for a secure future.

How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help Your Family After a Fatal Highway 4 Car Accident

When a loved one passes away suddenly in an accident, it can be challenging to complete even daily tasks. This is why it is essential to retain an attorney who can conduct an independent investigation into the cause of a close relative’s passing and determine who should be held liable while you and your family grieve.

At, our wrongful death lawyers in Stockton can protect a family’s best interests and ensure their legal rights are protected. Surviving family members can depend on us to handle their wrongful death case and obtain financial compensation for these economic and non-economic damages:

  • Bills for medical care required to treat the decedent before they passed away
  • Costs of a loved one’s funeral and burial services
  • Mental anguish and emotional trauma
  • Lost companionship, affection, and moral support
  • Loss of future financial support and benefits a loved one would have provided to the family
  • Punitive damages, if the death was caused by egregious acts like DUI or excessive speeding
  • Value of household services the decedent provided, such as maintenance around the home or childcare

For more information on the wrongful death claims process, watch the video below.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton wrongful death lawyer. The loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence is one of the most devastating experiences in life. Surviving family members may face emotional and financial challenges, making the grieving and recovering process even more stressful. Reach out to an experienced attorney for assistance navigating the wrongful death claims process today. Call me at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for compassionate, free, and friendly advice on how to obtain justice and solace in your time of loss.

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