2 Dead; Tony Sichley and Steven Dillion Injured in Highway 99 Accident
YUBA CITY, SUTTER COUNTY (October 8, 2018)- According to Action News Now, a driver and passenger were sadly killed in a fatal collision which also injured a total of four other motorists this morning on Highway 99.
The accident was reported at roughly 6:00 a.m. involving a total of three vehicles including a Ford F-150, a Freightliner, and a Toyota pickup truck.
According to the report, the driver of the Freightliner, Victoriano Sepulveda, 49, of Los Banos, had been headed north on Highway 99 toward Sacramento Avenue. For unknown reasons, Sepulveda allowed the semi-truck to veer into southbound lanes directly into the path of the Ford F-150.
Moments later, a pickup truck also headed southbound was unable to avoid the collision as the driver, Jose Martin Pintoralvarado, 35, of Yuba City, also hit the Freightliner.
The aftermath of the crash tragically left both the driver and rear passenger of the Ford fatally injured. Their identities have not been released at this time.
Meanwhile, the two other passengers in the Ford ID’d as Tony Sichley Jr., 25, of Oroville, and Steven Wayne Dillion, 32, of Live Oak, both suffered moderate injuries. It was unclear whether or not they were taken away by ambulance to a hospital or chose to seek out their own medical attention.
The driver of the Toyota pickup, Jose Martin Pintoralvarado, was also hurt but to an unknown extent and not confirmed whether he was taken to a hospital.
Victoriano Sepulveda was confirmed to have sustained minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital, per Action News Now.
Following the wreck, Highway 99 was shut down for a long period of time while California Highway Patrol officials investigated the scene. Neither drugs or alcohol are suspected to have been playable factors in this incident.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Oroville and Live Oak Car Accident Attorneys
Based on the information provided in the report, the driver of the Freightliner, Victoriano Sepulveda, will be held liable for the collision as it appears to that he swerved into the pickup truck. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, both Tony Sichley and Steven Dillion will subject to personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the Freightliner. Injured accident victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Contact our law firm today if you are looking for counsel at 855-703-4186.
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