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Buttonwillow, CA — According to KSEE, on the night of Sunday, May 26, 2024, a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Buttonwillow claimed the life of 42-year-old David Efren Espinoza of Bakersfield, as confirmed by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

The crash occurred around 11:09 PM as Espinoza was driving a 2000 Honda sedan northbound on Interstate 5, just south of Main Drain Road in Buttonwillow. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Espinoza was traveling at a high rate of speed in the number two lane, north of East Side Canal, when he made an unsafe turn for reasons that remain unclear.

Espinoza’s vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and came to a stop on its wheels in a dirt field. The crash sparked a brush fire in the vicinity, adding another layer of complexity to the emergency response efforts.

The investigation continues as authorities seek to understand the factors that led to the crash that caused Espinoza’s death.

Liability in Single-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a single-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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