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Young Girl Loses Life after Capital City Freeway Crash in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA — A child has tragically died following a fiery crash on the Capital City Freeway near Watt Avenue on Thursday, May 23, 2024, as reported by ABC10.

The crash occurred around 2:30 PM when a man in his 30s, driving southbound on the freeway, veered off the road and collided with a pole. His vehicle caught fire and was extinguished by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Photos from the scene show thick smoke billowing near a roadway sign indicating exits for Fulton Avenue, Auburn Boulevard, and Marconi Avenue.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated in a Friday update that the child, a girl under 10 years old, was taken to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The man, who complained of pain after the crash, was also hospitalized.

While authorities have confirmed that driver intoxication did not play a role in the crash, its cause is still under investigation. The community mourns this heartbreaking loss, and our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

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 parties who bear even partial liability 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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