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Salinas Fatal Wrong-Way DUI Crash Sunday on Highway 101, June 10

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LOCATION: Salinas

DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, June 10th

June 11, 2018– According to KION 546 News, a deadly DUI crash left a teenager dead and two others badly hurt after a drunk driver collided with their vehicle on Highway 101.

At an unspecified time during the early stages of the morning, a 21-year-old  behind the wheel of a Chevy Trailblazer had been traveling the wrong-way before crash head-on with a Mercedes near Airport Boulevard.

Inside the Mercedes was a driver and two passengers including a 19-year-old teenager. Their vehicle ultimately came to rest on its side on the shoulder leaving all occupants in serious condition.

According to the article, the 19-year-old teen who had not been identified by name of gender tragically suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Driver and Passenger Hospitalized at Natividad Med Center

Meanwhile, both the driver and second passenger were badly injured and rushed by ambulance to Natividad Medical Center. Both victims also remain unidentified.

21-Year-Old Arrested for DUI

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old driver of the Chevy was determined to have been under the influence and was subsequently arrested. The suspect has not been identified by name of gender either at this time.

This story is developing and will be updated pending the release of the victim’s and the suspect’s names.


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


Salinas Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney

Highway 101 has arguably been considered the most dangerous roads to drive on in California especially through the stretch as it passes through Monterey County with there being accidents that take place daily. As a driver, it is imperative to proceed with caution while being cognizant of your surroundings especially in the late evening or early stages of the morning where there may be drunk drivers present. JAG Founder James Johnson has handled numerous car accident cases over the last few years on Highway 101 as he is very familiar with the freeway itself and its dangers.

In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family of the 19-year-old teen passenger, as well as the driver and second passenger, will have the right to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits respectively against the at-fault drunk driver. Victims will possess the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.

Contact our experienced Shasta County wrongful death lawyers today if you are seeking advice and or guidance following a tragedy. Call us today at 855-703-4186.

James M. Johnson

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James Johnson is passionate about helping his injured clients recover losses and receive the maximum compensation available. Under his leadership, he has recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for his deserving clients.
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