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Woman Dies After Car Accident Outside of Vallejo

Woman Dies Following Car Accident Outside of Vallejo

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, a woman suffered fatal injuries during a car accident outside of Vallejo. The woman has since been identified as a 27-year-old resident of Yuba City. In addition to the decedent, one other person was left with major injuries as a result of the crash and remains in hospital custody. The cause of the crash is currently under California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Crash Details

The accident happened at around 1:50 p.m. on Highway Interstate 80 near the exit for American Canyon road just north of Vallejo city limits. The 27-year-old woman was driving a Toyota Avalon eastbound on the highway in the slow lane.

According to CHP, her vehicle drifted left across all four highway lanes before it veered sharply to the right. The driver apparently lost control, and the Avalon eventually ran off the southern side of the road, eventually crashing into a dirt embankment.


An emergency response team arrived at the scene shortly following the collision. When they arrived, medics found that both the driver and her passenger, a 41-year-old man from Oakland, had been severely injured. Both individuals were transported via ambulance to the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield for emergency care. However, the driver sadly passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.


After conducting preliminary investigations, CHP has indicated that driver intoxication is not known to have been involved in the accident. As their investigation continues, police have urged anybody with information regarding the crash to call the local CHP office at (800) TELL-CHP or (707) 428-2100.

When drivers lose their lives in accidents, police are unable to interview them about what took place. For this reason, investigating officers may not fully understand what factors were involved and could overlook critical evidence. To know that the accident is being investigated to the fullest extent, it’s best to have a skilled Vallejo wrongful death lawyer privately investigate the incident. Your attorney will use their experience and resources to ensure that any evidence suggesting negligence is discovered.

Wrongful Death Damages

It isn’t possible to truly replace the presence of a loved one. However, families often face serious financial problems after fatal accidents and may be able to claim compensation to cover their losses through a wrongful death claim. Every case is different, so it is always important to have advice from an attorney before taking any kind of legal action. Additionally, calling early on is vital, as the sooner an attorney can start working on your case, the more effective they can be.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo wrongful death lawyer. Families that have lost somebody in an accident often need help. To get my free, friendly legal advice about your wrongful death case, please call me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400.

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