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UPDATE: Rosa Cristina Almaraz Valencia, 18, Identified as Woman Killed in McCombs Rd, Scofield Ave Crash in Wasco

Wasco, CA – According to KBAK, the identity of the woman killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Wasco on February 1, 2024, has been released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office as 18-year-old Rosa Cristina Amaraz Valencia of McFarland.

The crash occurred at the intersection of McCombs Road and Scofield Avenue around 12:37 PM. It involved a big rig truck and two other vehicles, including the Toyota Corolla in which Valencia was a passenger. The driver of the Corolla was hospitalized for treatment while Valencia was declared dead at the scene.

Wrongful Death Claims

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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