Breante Whitaker, 15, Victim in Fatal DUI Crash
LOCATION: Elk Grove
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, July 15th
July 23, 2018- According to CBS Sacramento News, a deadly DUI crash left a teenage girl identified as Breante Whitaker of Sacramento with fatal injuries after the vehicle she was in was struck by a drunk driver.
According to the article, the 2-car collision occurred at 7:38 p.m. at the intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and Adams Street.
Driver, 2 Passengers Hospitalized
Authorities confirmed that Austin Crownover, 27, has been driving under the influence before triggering the wreck which tragically left Whitaker dead and three other occupants in the same vehicle injured.
Two of the three people suffered major injuries and were rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment. Their conditions and names remain unknown at this time.
Austin Crownover Arrested for DUI
Meanwhile, Crownover was arrested by police officials for being under the influence after failing a sobriety test. He remains jailed as of Sunday evening and will not be given the option to bailed out.
A GoFundMe has been set up by the friends and family of Breante Whitaker for donations can be made for the funeral.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Elk Grove Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the information provided, Austin Crownover will be held fully responsible for driving under the influence resulting in the death of a teenager and injuries to three others on board.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Breante Whitaker, as well as the other injured occupants, will be entitled to a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the intoxicated driver. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, as well as, pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been the victim of a DUI car accident, contact our experienced Elk Grove and Sacramento personal injury accident lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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