2 Killed and 1 Injured in Visalia Auto Accident on Highway 198
VISALIA, CA (July 7, 2020) – Monday night, Jimmie Cheek and Darrel Cheek died in a head-on crash on Highway 198 in Visalia.
According to Visalia police, just after 7:00 p.m., the pickup truck driver headed west on Highway 198. However, he turned onto westbound Mineral King Avenue. As the pickup drove into the eastbound lane on Mineral King, it crashed head-on with a Nissan Rogue.
As a result of the crash, the Nissan Rouge’s driver and passenger succumbed to injuries. By Tuesday morning, the police identified the deceased victims as 72-year-old Jimmie Sue Cheek and 77-year-old Darrell Cheek.
Furthermore, responders transported the pickup truck driver to a hospital with major injuries. At this time, the authorities didn’t disclose his current condition. However, they already identified him as 30-year-old Devin Terry.
The fatal crash remains under active investigation. Moreover, the authorities are trying to determine why Terry drove in the wrong lane.
We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those mourning the heartbreaking loss of Jimmie Cheek and Darrel Cheek.
What Follows the Head-on Crash on Highway 198
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, the family of the victim must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
Indeed, a wrongful death suit forces liable parties to become accountable for their actions.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Even questions from insurance companies and obtaining police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, an attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. By hiring representation, you will also have someone make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
Losing a loved one can be distressing for your family and those involved, to say the least. You may have a chance to obtain justice and the means needed to cover unexpected monetary, physical, and emotional damages. With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our lawyers are here to guide you during your legal battle. We will help you acquire the justice and compensation needed to cover any financial hardships. Sweet Lawyers are no stranger to wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.