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Cody Stark-McCollum, 22, Named as Victim of Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Mission, Laurel St in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA – According to KSBW, early Wednesday morning, July 3, 2024, a pedestrian identified as 22-year-old Cody Stark-McCollum of Santa Cruz lost his life after being struck by a car while walking on Mission Street.

The collision occurred at approximately 3:30 AM at the intersection of Mission Street and Laurel, an area known for its bustling traffic and proximity to local businesses and residential neighborhoods. The Santa Cruz Police Department reported that Stark-McCollum was crossing the road when he was hit by a vehicle traveling south on Mission.

Emergency responders rushed Stark-McCollum to a trauma center in San Jose. Despite their efforts, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, police confirmed.

The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. According to police statements, the driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Wrongful Death Claims

Whether or not a collision results in criminal charges for any of those involved, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a Wrongful Death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a Wrongful Death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income needed to support the deceased’s dependents.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny. This is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney proves invaluable, negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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