McKenzie Gilbert, 23, Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: Santa Cruz
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, July 20th
July 24, 2018- According to KSBW News, the woman killed following a pedestrian versus auto collision over the weekend has been identified as McKenzie Gilbert, 23.
Santa Cruz sheriff officials reported that Gilbert had been walking along Modesto Avenue before being struck from behind by the driver of a black Infinity SUV at precisely 3:23 p.m.
The vicious blow from behind tragically left Gilbert with fatal injuries as she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV was identified as Kelsey Knoll, 24, and was subsequently arrested as video footage showed Knoll veering across traffic lanes before possibly hitting Gilbert intentionally.
Authorities working the case have not pieced together whether or not the two women knew each other and whether or not there was any motive behind the incident.
According to KSBW News, Knoll remains jailed on $2.5 million bail on attempted murder charges.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the young woman as they search for peace and comfort.
Santa Cruz Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, Kelsey Knoll will be held responsible for the death of the 23-year-old woman. Police authorities have viable evidence that Knoll may have intentionally run over the victim.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of McKenzie Gilbert may be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident. Families of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Santa Cruz wrongful death attorneys call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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