Hmayak Yeghiazaryan, 52, Killed in 5 Freeway Box Truck Crash
KERN COUNTY (September 6, 2018) – The driver of the box truck killed after a traffic collision on the 5 Freeway early Thursday has been identified as Hmayak Yeghiazaryan, according to 23 ABC News and The Bakersfield Californian.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office said the 52-year-old North Hollywood man died after the accident which occurred just after 3 a.m.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol affirmed that Yeghiazaryan was driving a box truck when he collided with a tractor-trailer on the southbound 5 Freeway.
Fatal Crash on 5 Freeway Near Grapevine Enforcement Facility
The accident took place near the Grapevine Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, south of Laval Road.
Officials reported that Yeghiazaryan appeared to have not noticed the stopped vehicle at the entrance of the facility and rear-ended the big rig. He succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the operator of the semi-truck was unharmed in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of Mr. Hmayak Yeghiazaryan during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the box truck, 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 the driver was going, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the truck, and why the vehicles were stopped at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the box truck such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of Mr. Hmayak Yeghiazaryan 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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