Passenger Killed After Car Slams Into a Pole on 60 Freeway
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, September 27th
September 27, 2018 – One person was killed in a suspected DUI collision on the Interstate 60 Freeway near Haven Avenue early Thursday.
According to the Press Enterprise, Pedro Richard Montez was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox on the freeway at an unknown speed. Shortly after midnight, the Equinox reportedly crashed into the center divider and then an exit sign post on the right shoulder.
First responders reportedly found a passenger inside the wreckage. That person suffered fatal trauma in the crash, and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
DUI Driver Pedro Montez Arrested After Ontario Fatal Car Accident
Meanwhile, Montez was apparently rushed to a hospital. When he checked out, Montez was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or more while causing injury.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that Mr. Pedro Montez will be held responsible for the traffic collision that led to the death of his passenger. With there being negligence on behalf of the man involved driving the vehicle, the family members of the deceased will have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in car accidents would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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