1 Killed in Del Norte County Truck Accident on Highway 199 Monday
DEL NORTE COUNTY (September 18, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision involving a big rig occurred along Highway 199 on Monday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. near the Gasquet community.
CHP first logged the incident when for an unknown reason a semi-truck and a passenger car collided on Highway 199 near Patrick Creek. The big rig was reportedly found on top of the vehicle as a result of the crash.
Fatal Accident on Highway 199 Near Patrick Creek
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed that at least one person was killed following the wreck.
The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the dispatch later indicated that the truck apparently hit two cars at the time.
Authorities are gathering more information and evidence to determine what exactly caused the collision.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle(s) and the truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the car(s) and the big rig, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle(s) and the tractor-trailer such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of the deceased may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the results of the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, lost wages, loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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