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Fatal Crash on Hwy 113 near Leisure Rd in Sutter County

Sutter County, CA — A head-on collision on Sunday evening, June 9, 2024, resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man and left a woman with severe injuries, according to CBS13.

The crash occurred around 6:40 PM on Highway 113, south of Leisure Road. A gray Volkswagen sedan was traveling northbound when it attempted to pass two other vehicles by moving into the southbound lane.

Meanwhile, a black Mercedes sedan was approaching from the opposite direction. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the driver of the Mercedes swerved right. Simultaneously, the Volkswagen driver swerved left, leading to a catastrophic head-on collision on the west shoulder of Highway 113.

The impact was devastating. The 19-year-old driver of the Volkswagen, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes sustained major leg injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Fortunately, there were no other passengers in either vehicle, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has stated that they do not suspect alcohol or drugs were factors in this tragic accident. The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to understand the full circumstances that led to this heartbreaking event.

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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