49-Year-Old Ukiah Woman Killed in 3-Car Accident on Highway 20 [Ukiah, CA]

49-Year-Old Ukiah Woman Killed in 3-Car Accident on Highway 20 [Ukiah, CA]

Rafael Esquivel Kurt Jensen Injured in SR-20 Fatal Crash

Ukiah, CA (March 29, 2022) On Monday, a 49-year-old woman from Ukiah was killed in a 3-car accident on Highway 20.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says the fatal 3-vehicle crash happened around 5:28 p.m. east of Potter Valley near the Buffalo Ranch.

Officials say that there were 3 vehicles involved in the crash. A blue Mini Cooper, a black Ford SUV, and a blue Toyota Tacoma, and the collision required extrication.

Reports say that it was raining during the incident and the road was wet.

According to witnesses, the mini Cooper lost control due to the wet roadway, collided with the Toyota causing it to spin out of control.

Meanwhile, the mini Cooper, still spinning, collided with the back of the Ford.

Rafael Esquivel driving the Mini Cooper and Kurt Jensen on the Ford both sustained injuries due to the crash, Michael Schmuckley on the Tacoma was not hurt.

Several motorists stopped to help and free the victims inside the mini Cooper, the female passenger was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials are investigating the collision and they do not believe impairment played a factor in the crash.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. May you find peace and strength in this time of grief.


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Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It is certain that it would take a lot of time to recover from this loss.

However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.

That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.

Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.

These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person that died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses;
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
  • Children of the deceased;
  • Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased;
  • Personal representatives.
  • These people can differ from state to state.

Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the 3-car accident on Highway 20. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.

With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674 7852 and let us help you get justice for your family. Our consultation is totally free and confidential.

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