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Lonell Oliver, 57, of Lompoc Identified as the Pedestrian Killed in Hwy 1 Crash

SANTA MARIA, CA — KSBY reports that the identity of the pedestrian who lost his life in a fatal collision on Highway 1 has been identified as 57-year-old Lonell Oliver from Lompoc.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Highways 1 and 135, shortly after 5 PM on January 13, 2024, when Lonell Oliver was struck and killed by a car.

In the aftermath of the collision, investigative units were swiftly deployed to the scene, prompting a temporary closure of a lane on Highway 135.

As the investigation progresses, further updates will be provided. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends affected by this heartbreaking incident.

Wrongful Death Claims for Pedestrian Victims

In the unfortunate event of a pedestrian being involved in a car accident, the potential for severe injuries or even fatality is high due to the vulnerability of pedestrians.

Families who lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident can file a wrongful death claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. This compensation can provide financial aid for medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Even if the driver doesn’t face legal consequences, filing a claim with their insurance is still possible. However, insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts or deny claims.

In such situations, seeking the guidance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney becomes crucial. Their expertise can ensure that the victims or their families receive fair and just compensation.

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