Fatal Victims ID’ed as Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller
CHP received a report about a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle at 5:17 p.m.
In an article by ABC 10, CHP said three boys were walking along Highway 49 when they were hit. Their ages range from 12 to 14 years old.
According to officers, one boy was pronounced dead at the scene while the second victim died at the hospital. The third juvenile was unharmed.
The names of the fatal victims were released by the coroner as Jared Gaches, 15, and Trevor Keller, 15, per the Sacramento Bee.
Keller and Gaches were best friends and attended high school together at Placer High School.
Meanwhile, the driver, 62-year-old Phillip Ingram, was taken in for questioning and a sobriety test. A report by CBS Sacramento said Ingram was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and will be charged with two felony counts of vehicular Manslaughter
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers rest with the family members of the innocent victim whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with the injured victim at this time.
Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the death or injury of a family member or close friend, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death or a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one has been a victim of a tragic accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers at 800-235-6801. We have various office locations all throughout California.
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