James Torrey Jr Dies in DUI Pedestrian Accident on State Route 53 [Clearlake, CA]

James Torrey Jr Dies in DUI Pedestrian Accident on State Route 53 [Clearlake, CA]

James Nielsen Arrested in DUI Crash on SR 53

Clearlake, CA (July 21, 2022) – On July 20, James Torrey Jr, 43,  of Clearlake, died while officers arrested James Nielsen, 27, also of Clearlake, in a DUI pedestrian accident on State Route 53.

It was about 1 a.m. when the collision took place north of Dam Road.

When the authorities arrived at the scene, they located a Toyota Tacoma occupied by James Nielsen and a pedestrian, James Torrey Jr.

Responding officers say James Torrey Jr incurred major injuries and lost his life at the scene.

On the other hand, the Toyota driver, James Nielsen sustained minor injuries.

Moreover, the authorities arrested James Nielsen on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. They booked him into the Lake County Jail.

In the meantime, please contact Detective Trevor Franklin by email at [email protected] or by phone at 707-994-8251 for more details about this collision.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the loved ones of James Torrey Jr . Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Sweet Lawyers Can Help You Recover

Furthermore, following the DUI crash on State Route 53, it is crucial to make sure you are legally covered so you can grieve in peace. 

Additionally, 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 related to or depend financially on the person who died. Accordingly, 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

So, to the loved ones of the bereaved of James Torrey Jr, reach out to us. 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 we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you through a legal claim.

Therefore, 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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