Highway 216 Fatal Crash; Elizabeth Ramirez Killed in Crash
TULARE COUNTY, California (Sept. 14, 2018) – Luis Cabrera-Ponce, 23, has been arrested following a suspected-DUI crash that killed a young woman Thursday night during a police pursuit on Highway 216 at Avenue 336, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Elizabeth Ramirez., 27, of Woodlake was killed when Cabrera-Ponce reportedly ran through a stop sign and crashed head-on into her silver 2015 Nissan Altima at the Highway 216 intersection. Both vehicles suffered major front-end damage in the collision.
Prior to the crash, Cabrera-Ponce was fleeing police in his silver 2010 Chrysler 300. The woman whose car he hit suffered major injuries and died at the scene. Cabrera-Ponce also suffered a broken leg and was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
Woodlake Crash Investigation
The investigation into this collision is underway and criminal charges are highly likely.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the woman who died.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance companies.
Keep in mind that there are times when a government entity or an employer of an involved motorist that may share responsibility for an accident. All responsible parties can be identified during the investigation.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
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