Alfred Castellanos, 57, Killed in Woodland Crash on 5 Freeway
WOODLAND (September 30, 2018) – A driver killed a traffic collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway Thursday has been identified as Alfred Perales Castellanos, according to CBS Sacramento.
The 57-year-old Lakeport man was a victim of a tragic accident which occurred at around 4 p.m., north of County Road 102.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 36-year-old Robert Snow was traveling behind three stopped cars on the southbound 5 Freeway when he allegedly failed to slow, stop, or turn his vehicle in time.
Elizabeth Karns, 58, Arrested For DUI Hit-and-Run
The 2017 Dodge Ram Oakhurst man was driving then slammed into a 2016 Ford Edge which was forced onto 2012 Ford Fiesta, and a 2016 Cadillac.
CHP affirmed that the driver of the Ford Edge, Castellanos, was pronounced dead as a result of the crash. The motorist in the Ford Fiesta was hospitalized with moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, the sole occupant of the Cadillac, 58-year-old Elizabeth Karns, reportedly took off but was later arrested for DUI and fleeing the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Alfred Castellanos during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, the operator of the Dodge Ram may be held liable for causing the incident. Authorities will continue to investigate the collision and determine whether or not the driver of the first car that was stopped on the freeway also played a role in the tragic crash. That motorist is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and of fleeing the scene. DUI and hit-and-run are both considered as serious crimes in the state, and have corresponding criminal charges and penalties for the suspect.
The surviving family of Mr. Alfred Castellanos may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, lost income, and loss of love and companionship.
Contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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