Janette Pantoja and Juan Almanza Zavala Killed in Highway 20 Collision [Yuba County, CA]

Janette Pantoja and Juan Almanza Zavala Killed in Highway 20 Collision [Yuba County, CA]

Man and Woman Killed in HWY 20 Collision

Yuba County, CA (August 19, 2022) – On August 17, the authorities located Janette Pantoja, 29, and Juan Almanza Zavala, 36, dead following a Highway 20 collision.

It was past 5 p.m. when the authorities received a report that a man found a vehicle down the freeway.

The CHP together with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the scene and found the man who located the vehicle. The man pointed the vehicle to the officers which cannot be seen from the highway as it was covered by bush.

The emergency responders went down to the vehicle and located Janette Pantoja and Juan Almanza Zavala. Officers declared them dead at the scene.

According to the authorities, Pantoja and Zavala went to a car show in Reno on August 6,. They were supposed to come back that night but didn’t.

In the meantime, the CHP is investigating the cause of the HWY 20 collision. Officers did not say if the two people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Also, they did not find obvious evidence of drugs or alcohol.


We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the bereaved of Janette Pantoja and Juan Almanza Zavala. May you find courage during this time of sorrow.


California’s road accident rate continues to increase despite the additional safety features of newer vehicle models.

The increasing crash rate indicates that auto accidents happen everywhere. In fact, they are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.

Accordingly, the NHTSA says two out of three motorists will experience a traffic accident like the HWY 20 collision during their life.

When you hire our seasoned lawyers, you will only need to tend to your well-being. Our team will focus on your legal claim.

If you lost a loved one in an accident, you don’t need to experience even more hardship because of other people’s negligence. Our legal experts will take care of you during this delicate period.

With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your auto accident case.

Our attorneys will fight to achieve the justice you and your family truly deserve from a deadly incident.

To the families of Janette Pantoja and Juan Almanza Zavalacall us at (800) 674 7852. Our legal professionals are always ready to help you with a possible case.

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