Marcos Gutierrez, 37, Killed in Crash at Highway 43 and Garces Highway
DELANO (May 28, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision occurred in the area of Highway 43 and Garces Highway on Thursday afternoon, May 24, according to Delano Now and Kern Golden Empire.
The accident took place just after 5 p.m.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason a car and a semi-truck collided on Highway 43 at Garces Highway.
David Ceja-Cabadas, 36, Also Dead in Car Accident
The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old David Ceja-Cabadas, was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center where he later died. He was from Richgrove.
The passenger of the car, 37-year-old Marcos Vargas Gutierrez, was immediately transported to Kern Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries early Friday. He was a Wasco resident.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating how and why the incident happened. Officials did not specify whether or not the operator of the big rig was injured upon impact.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the deaceased parties during such a difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the car and the semi-truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle and the big rig, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the car and the tractor-trailer, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the family members of the deceased may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Kern County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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