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Woman, 29, Killed in Pioneer Dr, Dennison Ln Head-On Crash; Gabriel Coronel, 33, and Brayden Aragon, 29, Arrested

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on Saturday, February 17, 2024, a two-vehicle head-on collision near Pioneer Drive and Dennison Lane resulted in one 29-year-old woman’s death and the arrests of 33-year-old Gabriel Coronel and 29-year-old Brayden Aragon.

Around 1:35 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were called to the crash site, where investigations revealed that Coronel had been driving westbound on Pioneer in a 2017 Chevrolet at the same time Aragon was driving a 2015 Honda eastbound.

For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet crossed over into the path of oncoming traffic and struck the Honda head-on.

Aragon’s passengers three passengers included a 29-year-old woman in the right front seat who died at the scene and two others who received transportation to Kern Medical.

Authorities arrested Coronel for felony charges related to driving under the influence. Aragon was also arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges.

Wrongful Death Claims

The liability insurance that drivers carry is not just meant to cover accidental harm caused to those outside of the vehicle. A driver is responsible for the safety of those in their vehicle as well. While making a wrongful death claim against someone who knew the victim personally may prove emotionally challenging, the financial burdens left to a grieving family by the loss of a loved one can be hefty.

While no amount of money can bring back those who lose their lives in a vehicular fatality, the emotional burden of their loss is often accompanied by a financial burden that falls on their surviving family members.

A wrongful death claim filed with the insurance provider of an at-fault driver can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and even the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

However, because insurance companies carry the incentive to reduce the payout for any claim they cannot deny, the services of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in securing justice for the deceased.

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