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Marie Hernandez Killed in Denair Train Accident on Keyes Road

Marie Hernandez Killed in Denair Train Accident on Keyes Road
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Jesus Velasquez Killed in Accident

DENAIR (July 31, 2017)- According to the Modesto Bee, a man and a woman were killed in a collision with a train Saturday morning on Keyes Road and Santa Fe Avenue.

Per the article, the incident which occurred at roughly 2:30 a.m. involved a 2004 Chevy pickup truck and fast moving train.

The driver of the Chevy,  Jesus Velasquez, 36, tried maneuvering around the crossing arms as the commercial freight train was oncoming but failed in doing so causing the vehicle to be struck on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Fatal Train Accident

Both Velasquez and his passenger identified as Marie Hernandez, 55, suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced at the scene.

Keyes Road between Barnhart and Zeering roads remained completely closed off for several hours while California Highway Patrol officials perused the scene.

Per the Modesto Bee, CHP Sargeant Michael Brush gave a statement disclosing that “drivers should never attempt to beat a train as they are putting lives at risk.”


The driver of the vehicle, Jesus Valasquez, will be held responsible for causing the collision and the death of Marie Hernandez. Velasquez was clearly negligent as he disregarded the railroad crossing arm which had been activated indicating that a train was coming. Authorities will look into whether drugs or alcohol played a role potentially causing the driver to have a clouded sense of judgment to make the decision to attempt to beat the train.

In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing was a confirmed factor, the family of Marie Hernandez can file a wrongful death lawsuit against a responsible party seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and loss of love and companionship.

If your loved one has been the victim of a tragic accident, contact us today at 800-235-6801.

 

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