Jose Alderete‑Beltran, 57, Fatally Injured by Drunk Driver in Crash
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, October 30th
October 31, 2018- According to the Press-Democrat, a deadly DUI crash left a man dead and another in jail last night on Old Redwood Highway.
According to authorities, the collision occurred at precisely 5:50 p.m. involving a Volkswagen Beetle and a Volkswagen Passat.
Preliminary investigative efforts have indicated that the driver of the Beetle identified as Josimar Ortiz-Ortiz, 26, of Windsor, had been traveling south on Old Redwood before veering into northbound lanes hitting the Passat head-on. The Passat continued on before it struck a pole.
The driver of the Passat was Jose Alderete‑Beltran, 27, of Healdsburg. He was trapped inside the vehicle following the wreck and tragically pronounced dead after firefighters were finally able to remove him from the car.
An unidentified passenger accompanied Beltran. That person was injured and taken to a hospital in unknown condition.
Josimar Oritz-Ortiz Arrested for DUI
Meanwhile, Ortiz-Ortiz was determined to have been under the influence and was subsequently arrested. He remains in jail with his bail at $100,000.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Jose Alderete‑Beltran as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on the information provided, the DUI driver, Josimar Ortiz, will be held fully responsible for driving under the influence which resulted in the death of the driver of the other vehicle involved.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Jose Alderete‑Beltran will be entitled to a wrongful death claim against the suspect. Wrongful death victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI car accident, contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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