Hunter Shekels Dies in Yorba Ranch Road DUI Collision [Yorba Linda, CA]

Hunter Shekels Dies in Yorba Ranch Road DUI Collision [Yorba Linda, CA]

Officers Arrest Noah Watson in Yorba Linda Fatal Crash

Yorba Linda, CA (December 24, 2022) – On December 16, the authorities arrested Noah Watson, 19, in a Yorba Ranch Road DUI collision that killed Hunter Shekels, 20.

Officers say Watson was driving at 100 mph when his Ford F-350 crashed into the center median and then into a eucalyptus tree south of Via Sepulveda.

Watson’s passenger, Hunter Shekels, died in the accident while he was hospitalized for his injuries. 

The authorities arrested and released him after posting $100,000 bail.

Moreover, Noah Watson faces charges on vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated and carrying a concealed, loaded and unregistered firearm in the truck.

Investigating officers found a gun underneath Watson’s seat.

He will face a maximum sentence of more than 10 years in state prison if convicted as charged.


Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family of Hunter Shekels. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Traffic Accidents Could Be Deadly

Nowadays, unexpected death could happen at any time. In cases like the Yorba Ranch Road DUI collision, a person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other people.

Thus, knowing that when a person dies or is killed due to another’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.

Additionally, when the bereaved of Hunter Shekels files for a wrongful death claim, economic and non-economic damages are taken into consideration. Moreover, these can include high medical bills, loss of benefits, funeral services costs, emotional distress, loss of income, loss of companionship, and much more.

Our litigators here at Sweet Lawyers would love to tell you more about a possible wrongful death case. Reach out to us at (800) 674 7852.

You can call us any time of the day, and any day of the week. Our legal team is always to assist you with a possible legal claim.

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