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1 Dead, 1 Arrested After DUI Crash at Fulkerth, Faith Home Road

Turlock, CA – According to ABC10, on the afternoon of Sunday, February 25, 2024, a two-vehicle collision resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old Modesto Teen and the death of his passenger, a 21-year-old Modesto woman.

Around 3:30 PM, the California Highway Patrol received reports of the crash and sent officers to the crash site at Fulkerth Road and Faith Home Road. There, they found the two vehicles involved in the collision, a 2013 Buick sedan and 2004 GMC pickup.

Investigations indicate the driver of the Buick, a 17-year-old Modesto boy, had run a stop sign and struck the cattle trailer that the GMC was hauling. The boy who showed signs of intoxication, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries before being arrested on felony DUI charges. His passenger, a 21-year-old Modesto woman, was declared dead at the scene.

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.

A good personal injury attorney can help grieving families seek proper compensation for the loss by navigating these tricky issues, as well as negotiating on the victim’s behalf with insurance companies, who routinely work to minimize the payout of any claim they cannot deny.

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