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UPDATE: Nathaniel Lawrence, 34, Named in Fatal Graham Hill Rd Crash in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County, CA — The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased in a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday night, June 23, 2024, as 34-year-old Felton man Nathaniel Lawrence, according to KSBW.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that, at approximately 9:14 PM, Lawrence was driving southbound on Graham Hill Road, just north of Quarry Road, when his truck veered off the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle collided with several trees and rolled over.

A media release from the CHP detailed that Lawrence sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation as officials work to determine if alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.

This heartbreaking event has left the community mourning the loss of Lawrence. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are seeking to uncover more details about the circumstances leading to this tragic accident.

Liability in Single-Vehicle Collisions

In certain situations, investigations may uncover that some liability for a single-vehicle collision falls on other drivers nearby or even on unsafe roadway structures. Sorting through these details to help victims and their families secure proper compensation is one of the key services a personal injury attorney offers.

After establishing liability, a personal injury attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on the victim’s behalf. Insurance companies invariably aim to minimize payouts for claims they cannot deny, making legal representation crucial for obtaining fair compensation.

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