Jayden Vanzeyl and Aaliyah Fedak Seriously Injured, 2 Killed in Highway 145 Head-On Crash
MADERA COUNTY (September 10, 2018) – Two teens were seriously injured after an alleged DUI crash that also killed two adults along Highway 145 Friday, according to The Merced Sun-Star.
The young victims have been identified as 16-year-old Jayden Vanzeyl and 14-year-old Aaliyah Fedak.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 27-year-old Sasha Watson was passing west in the eastbound lane over a double yellow line when her 2013 Ford Fusion collided head-on with a Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai caught fire as a result of the crash.
Suspected DUI Driver, Sasha Watson, Under Arrest
Madera County Sheriff’s Office affirmed that the driver of the Accent, 51-year-old Karrie Lynn Peterson, and a passenger in the Fusion, 53-year-old Heidi Lynn Vanzeyl, both died at the scene. The two were Oakhurts residents.
Watson and the two teenagers were transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries. The accident occurred on September 7 at around 10:41 a.m.
Meanwhile, CHP determined that Watson was driving impaired at the time of the wreck. She was then placed under arrest. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Ms. Sasha Watson is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. DUI which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
The surviving families of the deceased will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit while the injured and held not liable for the crash will be granted a right to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
Victims of DUI crashes are entitled to a compensation for the funeral cost, hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto collision caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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