FORTUNA (July 13, 2016)- According to the Times-Standard, a deadly hit-and-run collision resulted in the deaths of two 14-year-old girls visiting the area from San Diego Tuesday evening.
The incident took place at the intersection of Eel River Drive and Kenmar Road at roughly 9:16 p.m.
The two teenage girls were skateboarding in southbound traffic lanes where the roads intersect. The teenagers were struck by a person believed to be a female driver in a light gray new modeled Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle has since been located by police in the backyard of one of the victim’s homes on Becker Lane and it belongs to a woman who is reportedly cooperating with authorities but has yet to be arrested.
Per Umbrella of Suspicion, one of the victims has been identified as Faith Lorraine Tsarnas as she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The other victim was rushed to Redwood Memorial Hospital by ambulance and then flown to Oakland Children’s Hospital before tragically succumbing to her injuring a short while later. She has not been identified yet at this time.
The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle was last seen speeding eastbound along Drake Hill Road and is expected to have serious damage to both the front end and drivers side of the vehicle.
Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol- Humboldt division at 707-822-5981.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers rest with the family members of the innocent victims whose lives have taken in this tragedy. We pray that the suspect is found and justice and brought upon them.
Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm today and speak with an experienced Humboldt County wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.
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