Benjermin Navarro and Jasmyn Linares Killed in Avenue 196 Head-On Crash; Baby Injured
TULARE COUNTY (April 30, 2018) – A man and a pregnant woman were killed while their baby was severely injured after an alleged DUI crash on Avenue 196 Sunday, April 29, according to ABC 30 and Visalia Times-Delta.
Family members identified the deceased victims as 21-year-old Benjermin Navarro and 22-year-old Jasmyn Linares. Both were Exeter residents. The 1-year-old child, Maddox, suffered severe injuries.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII was traveling at a high rate of speed east on Avenue 196 when its driver was seen passing several vehicles.
The motorist in the Lincoln, 24-year-old Arnold Zuniga Jr., then crossed the double yellows lines and and drove into the path of the westbound 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by Navarro.
Suspected DUI Driver, Arnold Zuniga Jr., Dead
Navarro veered in an attempt to avoid collision, but the speeding Strathmore resident swerved at the same moment. The two cars ultimately collided head-on, and the Toyota rolled over multiple times upon impact
CHP affirmed that Navarro, Linares and Zuniga all died at the scene. The infant was immediately taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in an unknown condition.
The deadly wreck occurred at around 3:10 p.m. near Road 216. Meanwhile, authorities believed that Zuniga was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
A GoFundMe page has been created to support the funeral expenses of the couple and the hospital bills of their child.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Ben Navarro and Ms. Jasmyn Linares during such a difficult time. We also wish their baby a swift and full recovery.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news reports, the driver of the Lincoln, Mr. Arnold Zuniga Jr., was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred. DUI is considered a serious crime throughout the state, especially if the incident tragically killed and hurt other individuals.
Aside from DUI, the motorist was also believed to have been speeding at the time of the crash. In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the surviving family of Mr. Ben Navarro and Ms. Jasmyn Linares will have the right to pursue wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the suspect. Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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