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Raymundo Navarro Victim in Salinas DUI Crash on Highway 101; Luciano Medina Arrested

Raymundo Navarro Victim in Salinas DUI Crash on Highway 101; Luciano Medina ArrestedRaymundo Navarro, 68, Victim in DUI Crash


DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, October 1st

October 2, 2018- According to KION 546, a deadly wrong-way DUI crash led to a man’s arrest, a man’s death, and injuries to several motorists last night on Highway 101.

According to California Highway Patrol officials, the crash transpired right around 7:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near Spence Road.

Authorities have determined that Luciano Medina, 44, of Salinas, had been driving in the opposite lanes of traffic headed northbound in southbound lanes before slamming head-on into a Nissan Frontier driven by Raymundo Navarro, 68, of Gonzales.

Both a Honda Odyssey and a BMW were also involved and struck.

Per KION 546, the driver of the Nissa, Navarro, tragically did not survive the impact of the wreck leaving him with fatal injuries as he was pronounced at the scene.

Drivers of Honda and BMW Injured

Meanwhile, both the drivers of the Honda and BMW were also hurt. It was unclear to what extent and whether or not they were hospitalized.

CHP confirmed that the wrong-way driver, Luciano Medina, was under the influence at the time of the crash. While he was injured and transported to a hospital, he will be arrested and face serious charges.

Although California Highway Patrol officials have most of the facts for this incident, the collision is still being investigated.

*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.

Monterey County Wrongful Death and DUI Injury Car Accident Attorney

The suspect responsible for driving under the influence, Luciano Medina, which led to the tragic passing of Raymundo Navarro and injuries to several other motorists involved, will be charged with manslaughter and driving while under the influence.

The family of Raymundo Navarro, as well as those injured, will have the option to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively where they may seek compensation for damages which include hospital bills and medical expenses. pain and suffering, and lost future income due to absence from work.

Contact our experienced Monterey County car accident lawyers today if you are seeking advice and or guidance following an injury traffic accident. Call us today at 855-703-4186.

James M. Johnson

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