Hong Fei Zhang of Hacienda Heights Dies in DUI Crash on 40 Freeway [Newberry Springs, CA]

Hong Fei Zhang of Hacienda Heights Dies in DUI Crash on 40 Freeway [Newberry Springs, CA]

Hong Fei Zhang Dies, William Green Arrested in 40 Freeway Crash

Newberry Springs, CA (November 7, 2021) – On Thursday, 77-year-old Hong Fei Zhang of Hacienda Heights died, and officers arrested 49-year-old William Green, in a DUI crash on 40 Freeway.

The deadly crash happened at around 9:28 p.m.in the eastbound lanes of the freeway,  one and a half miles from the Desert Oasis Rest Area.

Officers said Green was driving a van at a high rate of speed when he collided into a pickup truck driven by a 53-year-old man from Arcadia.

Both vehicles overturned and Zhang was ejected from the van, while another one was trapped in the wreckage.

Emergency rescuers freed the trapped victim righ away.

Unfortunately, Zhang died  at the scene at about 10:07 p.m.

Moreover, rescuers took the pickup truck to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton for treatment of moderate injuries.

The authorities said Green showed signs of intoxication when the accident happened.

As a result, officers arrested and charged him with two counts of driving under the influence, causing bodily injury.

Meanwhile, the CHP continues to investigate the fatal incident.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of Hong Fei Zhang. May you have courage during this difficult time.


Fatal DUI Crash

When someone dies or killed due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.

Some of the instances that could result in a wrongful death are homicide, medical malpractice, transportation accidents, pedestrian collisions just like what happened in the DUI crash on 40 Freeway, and any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another person.

In filing for a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on when family members can take legal action.

These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It only allows the bereaved to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, when these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid and the family of the deceased can no longer file a lawsuit.

Thus, it is important to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.

With this in mind, we recommend for you to reach us at Sweet Lawyers to know more about how a wrongful death case could help you and your family. Our number is (800) 674 7852

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