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Troy Ersan Santa Rosa Head-on Crash Wednesday on Highway 12, May 2

Santa Rosa Fatal Head-on Crash Wednesday on Highway 12, May 2Troy Ersan, 25, Victim in Deadly Head-on Collision

LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA

DATE OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, May 3rd

May 3, 2018- According to the Press-Democrat, a deadly head-on collision caused by a potential reckless driver left a young man with fatal injuries Wednesday early evening on Highway 12 near Pythian Road.

California Highway Patrol officials were notified of the fatal wreck which transpired at 5:23 p.m. between a Chevy Tahoe and a Subaru Impreza.

Driver of Chevy Crosses Into Path of Subaru

Preliminary investigative efforts have concluded that the driver of the Chevy who had been traveling eastbound veered over into westbound lanes directly into the path of Troy Ersan, 25, of Santa Rosa.

Following the wreck, Troy Ersan was tragically pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of the fire department and paramedics. Authorities believe he died of impact, per the Press-Democrat.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Chevy was moderate to seriously hurt and rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial after his vehicle came to rest just off the side of the road after overturning.

At this time, it remains unclear whether drugs or alcohol were contributing factors to this collision.

Emergency crew members and police officials remained present at the scene for nearly 4 hours until the highway was finally reopened and lanes were cleared by 9:23 p.m.

This story is developing and will be updated pending the reveal of new details and information.


Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of Mr. Troy Ersan. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.



Santa Rosa Wrongful Death Lawyer

Based on this news report, there is viable evidence that the driver of the Chevy Tahoe will be held solely responsible for causing the crash and the fatal injuries suffered by the young man. While authorities have confirmed the driver at fault, there are still several unanswered questions here which include whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.

In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Troy Ersan will be entitled to a wrongful death claim following this tragedy. Wrongful death victims may seek monetary recompense for damages which include funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

If your loved one has been the victim involved in a car accident in Sonoma County, contact our experienced Santa Rosa wrongful death and auto accident injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.

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