Jose Castillo and Son Killed, Jovan Adam Cortez Arrested for DUI Accident
FRESNO COUNTY, CA (May 2, 2021) – Saturday night, a father and his son died in a DUI crash on North Avenue and Marks Avenue.
According to police reports, the incident occurred on North Avenue and Marks Avenue.
The officers revealed that Jovan Cortez, 21, drove a truck down North Avenue in a truck and failed to yield at a stop sign. Then, it crashed into a family’s Escalade.
The occupants of the truck, a man and a 10-month-old baby, remained inside when the vehicle caught fire. Reports confirmed that both of them survived.
Meanwhile, the Escalade was occupied by an eight-year-old Jose Castillo Jr., his father Jose Castillo, 45, the mother, as well as siblings aged between four and thirteen.
The officers confirmed that the crash ejected the father and the eight-year-old boy from the Escalade.
Subsequently, the truck caught fire. Several parties in the truck suffered major injuries, but were able to escape the vehicle in time.
Furthermore, the officers believed arrested Cortez for driving under the influence at the time of the fatal accident.
At this time, he is being held at the Fresno County jail with a bail of $400,000.
We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those mourning the death of the victims.
What Follows the Fatal Fresno DUI Accident
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 victims must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
Indeed, a 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 is properly 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. Sweet Lawyers are no stranger to wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.