Byron Fatal Vehicle Crash Kills Big Rig Driver Dustin Ortiz
Byron, CA (October 22, 2020) – On Thursday, a big rig driver named Dustin Ortiz died in a two-vehicle crash on Byron Highway in California.
The fatal incident happened at around 6:25 a.m. in the southbound direction toward Tracy near Holey Road and Bruns Road.
Further, the California Highway Patrol said the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the big rig crashed with a Ford-150 truck and overturned.
The big rig trailer landed on its cab.
Authorities pronounced the driver, a 35-year-old Galt resident, dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the smaller truck driver did not get injured.
The CHP has not determined whether alcohol or drugs caused the incident.
The CHP asks anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact their Contra Costa officers at 925-646-4980.
Sweet Lawyers extends our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of Dustin Ortiz.
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Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back our deceased loved ones, we strive to secure the future of the families, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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