2 Women Killed in Orick Car Crash on Highway 101
ORICK, Humboldt County (May 23, 2018) – Two women were killed in a traffic collision involving a truck on Highway 101 Wednesday afternoon, according to a local news source.
Primary reports indicated the accident happened at approximately 1:20 p.m. when a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup veered off the roadway and overturned, for reasons still under investigation.
The Silverado apparently came to a rest in the middle of the roadway where it was struck by a Peterbilt tractor trailer.
Deadly Car and Truck Crash Wednesday in Orick
First responders found the driver of the Silverado, and a solo-passenger both unconscious in the vehicle. Shortly after the crash, both female parties were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The names of the fatalities remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned the truck operator involved was unharmed in the crash.
The exact cause of the deadly crash is still under investigation.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the red Chevrolet Silverado pickup and truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the fatalities may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Surviving family of victims in auto accidents are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victims in a tragic collision and you believe another person is at-fault, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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