Dean Cram, 37, and Lucille Trolinger, 36, Victims in Accident
LOCATION: Raymond near Madera
DATE OF INCIDENT: Sunday, September 16th
September 17, 2018- According to the Merced Sun-Star, Dean Cram, 37, and Lucille Trolinger, 36, were victims after being struck by a vehicle last night at Road 400 and Road 406.
According to the report, the incident occurred close to 9:00 p.m.
Authorities report that Cram and Trolinger had been in some type of dispute when 39-year-old Ricky Holt of Madera pulled his 2001 Dodge over and attempted to intervene to break up the argument. A scuffle broke out suddenly after Holt was struck in the face by Cram who then punched Cram back knocking him to the ground.
Trolinger quickly attended to Cram to stop him from continuing the fight before both Cram and Trolinger were struck by an oncoming Toyota pickup truck driven by Joi Phatdouang, 68, of Fresno.
Both victims suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Star.
Ricky Holt Arrested for DUI
Meanwhile, CHP officials arrested Holt on suspicion that he had been under the influence.
Phatdouang was not under the influence and therefore not arrested but will share liability in the deaths of both victims.
No additional details have been provided at this time as the incident is under investigation.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on this news report, both Ricky Holt and Joi Phatdouang will be held responsible for the deaths of both Cram and Trolinger. Holt was determined to have been under the influence while Phatdouang was ultimately the driver who hit the two victims.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of Dean Cram and Lucille Trolinger will be entitled to wrongful death lawsuit against the liable parties. Victims involved in these accidents may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Contact our law firm today if you are seeking legal counsel following a tragedy at 855-703-4186.
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