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One Fatally Injured in Rio Vista Auto Accident

Deadly Rio Vista Auto Accident

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, one person was fatally injured during a Rio Vista motor vehicle accident. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident involved two vehicles and happened late at night on a local highway near Sherman Island. On November 10, 2020, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the decedent as Corey Joshua Brown, 29, of Stockton. In addition to the decedent, two other people were reportedly injured during the accident.

Crash Information

The accident happened on Highway 160 near Sherman Island just after midnight. According to the Rio Vista Fire Department, two vehicles collided head-on just south of the bridge over 3-Mile-Slough. Details about the events that preceded the crash have not yet been reported. However, pictures of the accident site show serious damage to both vehicles.

After the crash was reported, dispatchers immediately sent responders to the site. Upon arriving at the crash site, response officials found that three people had been severely injured. Tragically, one of these individuals was declared deceased on-site.

Two other individuals were placed on helicopter ambulances, one to the Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, and one to the Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. Reports on their conditions have not been provided by hospital staff. Additionally, no other individuals were reported to have been involved in this crash.


CHP has stated that their officers are conducting a full accident investigation in order to find out what could have caused this incident. So far, no suspected causes have been reported by officials.

Fatal Accidents and Private Investigations

Furthermore, fatal accident investigations can be a difficult job for police to handle. Because officers cannot ask the decedent about their version of events, it’s possible that important evidence will not be noticed during the investigation. Sadly, overlooked evidence can prevent families from being able to obtain fair compensation for the damages they’ve suffered.

Because of this, families should always work with an experienced attorney who knows how to conduct a private accident investigation. By using their resources to look into the accident themselves, your lawyer will be able to make sure your family’s rights are prioritized during investigations.

Wrongful Death Damages

Losing someone in an auto accident is often devastating and many people feel overwhelmed after such a traumatic loss. In such difficult times, it’s critical to take the time you need to cope with your grief and to reach out to friends and family for support.

However, fatal accidents can also cause major financial problems for families and these issues can make it almost impossible to focus on emotional healing. To ensure that your family is able to have financial security in a difficult time, it’s important to talk to a trusted attorney about filing a wrongful death claim. To learn more about these claims, you can watch the following video:

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I’m Ed Smith, a Rio Vista wrongful death lawyer. Losing a loved one is a tragedy. If you lost someone due to a car accident, please call me at (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900 to receive free, friendly advice.

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