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Newcomb St, Teapot Dome Ave Crash Kills 2, Injures 1 in Porterville

Porterville, CA – On the evening of Sunday, June 16, 2024, a fatal collision in Porterville resulted in the deaths of a 60-year-old man and his 74-year-old female passenger, according to KSEE.

Officers responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 7:17 PM in the area of Newcomb Street and Teapot Dome Avenue. Upon arrival, they found the male driver and his elderly passenger had both succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The crash also left the driver of the other involved vehicle, a 29-year-old man, with severe injuries. He was swiftly transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Major Incident Investigation Team was called in to conduct a thorough examination of the crash site and to determine the circumstances leading up to the collision. Preliminary findings revealed that the 29-year-old driver was traveling southbound on Newcomb Street at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection with Teapot Dome Avenue, resulting in a violent collision with the victims’ vehicle.

This tragic event underscores the devastating consequences of speeding and reckless driving. The Porterville Police Department continues to investigate the incident to gather more details and determine any further contributing factors.

Wrongful Death Claims

No amount of money can bring back loved ones lost in a vehicular fatality. However, the emotional toll of such a loss is often compounded by the financial burden that falls on surviving family members.

Filing a Wrongful Death claim with the insurance provider of those who bear even partial liability can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of support for the deceased’s dependents.

Insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing the payouts for claims. Therefore, the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial in securing fair compensation and justice for the deceased.

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