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James Vaughn, 81, Dies in Multivehicle Crash at Herndon, Willow Ave in Clovis

Clovis, CA – 81-year-old James Vaughn of Fresno lost his life following an incident where an alleged medical episode led to a collision involving multiple vehicles on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 27, 2024, according to KSEE.

The Clovis Police Department reports that, around 2 PM, Vaughn was traveling eastbound on Herndon Avenue near the intersection with Willow Avenue when he experienced a medical episode, veered across the center median and collided head-on with two other vehicles.

The Clovis Police Department confirmed that Vaughn lost his life at the scene. Only one driver required medical attention and was transported to a nearby hospital due to complaints of chest pain.

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims

Many factors may have contributed to the accident described above and ongoing investigations can reveal important details that impact the distribution of liability in such cases. In some cases, partial liability may be allocated to factors outside the control of the drivers involved. Accident reports, even from emergency providers, may be simply a matter of one officer’s opinion until upheld or rejected in court.

Those involved in such cases should be aware they may have compensation available to them to help address the medical costs associated with their injuries. Families of the deceased may also be able to file a Wrongful Death Claim with the insurance provider of at-fault parties, which can provide compensation to help cover burial costs and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

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