Billy Siegel and Joe Avila Killed in Madera Crash at Avenue 9 and Road 30
MADERA (July 29, 2018) – Two of the five people killed after a traffic accident in the area of Avenue 9 and Road 30 Saturday have been identified, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News.
Two victims were named as 49-year-old former Lemoore mayor Billy Siegel and Joe Avila.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a Dodge Charger allegedly ran a stop sign and slammed into a Chevrolet truck on Avenue 9 at Road 30.
The impact of the crash sent both cars into a nearby vineyard. The truck rolled over while the Charger caught fire as a result of the collision.
Car Crash at Avenue 9 and Road 30 in Madera, July 28
Two parties in the Dodge and three people riding the truck were killed upon impact. Siegel was apparently a passenger in the Chevrolet while Avila appeared to be the driver at the time.
The names of the other deceased parties have not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m., just west of Highway 99.
The collision remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news reports, the driver of the Dodge Charger ran a stop sign, causing the deadly crash to happen. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs were also involved, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the Dodge, and whether or not the motorist who prompted the tragic collision was speeding or distracted at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the two cars such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the surviving families of the deceased parties may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve Contact our experienced wrongful death lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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