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Oakdale, CA — A head-on collision claimed the life of a 23-year-old man from Ceres on Thursday evening, June 6, 2024. The crash occurred around 5:30 PM on Orange Blossom Road, west of Wamble Road, according to ABC10.

The young man was driving a Ford Mustang eastbound on Orange Blossom Road at a high rate of speed when he encountered a vehicle ahead of him preparing to make a right turn. To avoid rear-ending the turning vehicle, the Mustang driver swerved across the solid double yellow lines into oncoming traffic, where he collided head-on with a Jeep.

The impact was fatal for the driver of the Mustang, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, who sustained major injuries, was swiftly transported to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto for treatment. Accompanying her was a 4-year-old boy, who fortunately only suffered minor injuries.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are continuing to investigate the incident to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. However, they confirmed that the driver of the Jeep was sober at the time of the accident.

Wrongful Death Claims

Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.

Suppose it is determined that another party holds some portion of responsibility for their loved one’s death. In that case, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

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