Man, 58, of Homeland, Victim in DUI Crash
HOMELAND (August 21, 2017)- According to the Press-Enterprise, a deadly DUI crash left a man with fatal injuries and left another man locked behind bars Sunday afternoon at the 3100 block of Highway 74.
The collision which involved two vehicles occurred at roughly 3:30 p.m. near where Highway 74 intersects with Olsen Avenue.
Authorities report that a 2000 Ford Ranger and a 2015 Honda CRV were the vehicles that collided. The driver of Ford pickup truck had just finished putting gasoline into his vehicle at a Valero gas station. As he made prepared to turn out of the gas station area, he was struck by the oncoming Honda CRV triggering a malicious crash.
Both vehicles overturned tragically leaving the driver of the Ford with fatal injuries after he was pulled from his vehicle by a group of Good Samaritans. The victim is only being identified at this time as a 58-year-old of Homeland.
Per the Press-Enterprise, the driver of the Honda ID’ed as Alexander Cervantes, 26, of Moreno Valley, was determined to have been under the influence and over the legal limit as he was arrested at the scene, according to CHP Sgt. Michelle Reddick.
No further details have been released at this time as this story will be updated pending the release of the victim’s name.
The driver of the Honda, Alexander Cervantes, will be held fully responsible for the death of the Ford Ranger driver. Driving while under the influence over the legal limit and leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law.
The family of the victim will have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking recompense funeral costs, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other damages.
If you have been injured or lost a loved run at the hands of a drunk driver, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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