Sutter County, CA – On the morning of Friday, February 2, 2024, on Highway 99, south of the town of Live Oak, a single-vehicle collision resulted in the deaths of two women from Gridley in Butte County, one 19 and the other 20, according to KGET.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received reports of the fatal crash around 7 AM and arrived at the scene to find the vehicle, a 2014 white Honda Accord, had left the road and traveled down the embankment, where it struck a tree.
Initial investigations determined the Honda Accord had been traveling northbound at a high rate of speed, with the 20-year-old at the wheel. It is yet to be determined if driver impairment may have played a role in the crash.
Wrongful Death Claims
Even in cases where criminal charges are not brought to bear, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.
The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.
Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.