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Santa Clarita Crash Kills Maritza Martinez, 30, Injures Four Others near Sand Canyon Rd, Sierra Hwy

Santa Clarita, CA – Late Saturday night, May 11, 2024, a collision near Sand Canyon Road and the Sierra Highway resulted in the death of one woman, identified as 30-year-old Maritza Martinez, and sent four others to the hospital, according to KCAL.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the two-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 11:30 PM. Details surrounding the events leading up to the crash remain unclear. Initial reports suggest that a black truck, reportedly speeding, collided with a white SUV, resulting in the tragic outcome.

The victim who lost her life in this crash has been identified as 30-year-old Maritza Martinez, according to the Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner. The conditions of the injured individuals remain uncertain.

Authorities continue to work diligently to determine the cause of the accident and provide closure to those affected.

Wrongful Death Claims

Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.

Suppose it is determined that another party holds some portion of responsibility for their loved one’s death. In that case, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

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