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Santa Paula Man, 19, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 232 near Montgomery Ave in Ventura

Ventura, CA — A fatal single-vehicle accident early Thursday morning, July 4, 2024, resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man from Santa Paula, according to KEYT. The accident occurred on Highway 232 near Montgomery Avenue at approximately 3:04 AM.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Ventura reported that the young man was driving northbound on Highway 232 when he attempted a left turn and collided with a utility pole. Despite the significant impact, the utility pole remained standing. The driver’s vehicle, a Jeep, sustained major damage from the collision.

Emergency responders arrived on the scene and found the driver unresponsive inside the severely damaged Jeep. The injured man was transported to Ventura County Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:25 AM.

According to CHP Ventura, drugs and alcohol are not believed to have played a role in this crash. The Ventura County Medical Examiner is currently in the process of notifying the man’s next of kin.

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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