Passenger Identified After Fatal Fairfield Highway Crash

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November 15, 2019
Edward Smith

Passenger in Fatal Fairfield Highway Crash Identified

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office identified the decedent of a fatal Fairfield highway crash that took place a day earlier. The decedent was identified as 26-year-old Tennessee resident Jerrol Dodd. In addition to Dodd, two other people were injured during the accident with major and minor injuries, respectively. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reportedly handling the investigation into possible causal factors of the crash.

Crash Details

The accident happened on Interstate Highway 680 at about 6:30 p.m. A woman from Pennsylvania had been stopped on the side of a northbound off-ramp when she tried to re-enter the roadway. As she was entering, the BMW was broadsided by a Honda sedan being driven by a Fairfield woman, causing major damage to the SUV’s passenger side.

Emergency response officials were immediately dispatched to the collision scene after CHP received a notification about the crash. When they arrived, emergency response officials discovered that Dodd had been critically injured as a result of the collision. According to medical personnel, Dodd tragically passed away at the collision scene. The driver of the BMW was reportedly found with minor injuries and was taken to the North Bay Medical Center. The Honda driver suffered moderate trauma and was transported to the Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo to receive care.


While CHP is investigating this accident, no suspected factors have been mentioned in reports. Police have indicated that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to have been involved. In collisions like this one, it’s common for multiple factors to be involved and, often, these include things that are not under the control of drivers. These can include malfunctioning vehicle parts, dangerously designed roads, or other hazards.

Recovering after Fatal Collisions

Families often experience serious emotional and financial issues after fatal accidents. In many cases, losing a loved one not only means coping with intense emotions and grief, but also facing a loss of income as well as household services. Furthermore, families often also need to worry about paying for hospital bills, funeral expenses, and other costs related to the collision.

Having financial stability during a difficult time is very important. For this reason, it is critical to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer who can investigate the accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and defend your right to recover fair compensation from negligent parties responsible for the accident.

Finding a Trustworthy Attorney

Commonly, grieving individuals find it difficult to keep up with the demands of daily life, and looking for a lawyer they know they can trust with such a sensitive case can seem impossible. However, finding a skilled, compassionate, and experienced lawyer is easy if you know a few simple things to look for. Find out more by watching this video:

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