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Eileen Crawford, 67, and Thomas Ryder Shoup, 16, Killed in I-5 Crash in San Diego County

San Diego County, CA – According to People, in the early hours of Wednesday, April 10, two people identified as 67-year-old Eileen Crawford and 16-year-old Thomas Ryder Shoup, known as Ryder Day, lost their lives in a head-on collision.

California Highway Patrol reported that Crawford was driving a Honda Civic when the vehicle entered the southbound lanes of I-5 near the San Ysidro Port of Entry around 3 AM local time.

The collision occurred when Crawford’s car collided with a vehicle driven by Ryder, a 10th grader at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. Both Crawford and Ryder lost their lives at the scene. Ryder’s family has opened a GoFundMe page to raise money for his passing.

While details about the circumstances leading to the crash remain unclear, Francisco Beltran, Crawford’s neighbor and close friend, mentioned that Crawford was undergoing radiation treatments for cancer, which may have contributed to moments of forgetfulness.

As investigations continue, a toxicology report is pending to shed light on potential contributing factors to the tragic incident.

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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