Goleta Man Arrested in HWY 1 Fatal Traffic Collision
Santa Barbara, CA (October 28, 2022) – Earlier today, 19-year-old Jenna Causby and 20-year-old Dorothyann Guthrie of Lompoc, died in a Highway 1 collision.
The authorities say two women were northbound on Highway 1 when Kyle Nelson, a 22-year-old male Goleta man driving a Ford C-Max tried to overtake slower traffic collided head-on into the two women driving a Chevy Malibu.
Immediately, the Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to the scene and located both cars ablaze and severely crushed in the front.
SBC Fire declared Jenna Causby and 20-year-old Dorothyann Guthrie dead at the scene.
The paramedics took Kyle Nelson to SB Cottage Hospital who suffered major injury. Investigators say he was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection to the HWY 1 fatal traffic collision.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of Jenna Causby and Dorothyann Guthrie. May the bereaved find peace in this time of sorrow.
Fatal Traffic Accident
We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in an incident similar to the HWY 1 fatal traffic collision is devastating.
More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.
The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.
However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
So, to those who love Jenna Causby and Dorothyann Guthrie, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.
In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.