Matthew Sullivan Runs Red Light, Hits Victims’ Car
MODESTO, California (June 17, 2016) – A 2-car collision killed 17-year-old Daniel Casillas and injured 17-year-old Ivan Gomez and 13-year-old Ricky Chavez on Thursday night, according to The Modesto Bee.
The crash occurred at Yosemite Boulevard and Geer Road about 9:55 p.m.
California Highway Patrol said Casillas was driving a 2008 Ford Mustang west about 50 mph on Yosemite Boulevard when at the same time a 2004 Lexus driven by 40-year-old Turlock resident Matthew Sullivan ran a red light at the Geer Road intersection.
The Lexus then broadsided the Mustang, which drove into a metal pole that hit the passenger side of the vehicle.
As per the article, CHP affirmed Casillas was rushed to Memorial Medical Center, where he the 17-year-old Waterford resident later died. His two passengers, Gomez and Chavez, was also taken to the same hospital with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Meanwhile, Sullivan was seriously hurt and was transported to Doctors Medical Center for treatment.
Alcohol or drugs did not appear to have played a role in the incident which remains under investigation.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers rest with the family members and friends of the teen whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with the injured victims at this time.
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