Officers Arrest Driver in Auburn Fatal DUI Crash
Auburn, WA (May 13, 2023) – Shortly before midnight on Thursday, Karl Ortiz, a 27-year-old Gig Harbor man, lost his life following a vehicle crash on State Route 18.
The authorities immediately responded to the crash scene near 312th Street.
Officers said one of the involved vehicles was westbound on the freeway in the eastbound lanes. That vehicle struck the vehicle driven by Ortiz head-on. Ortiz’s vehicle struck a barrier and come to rest in a lane.
Moreover, a third car drove over debris from the collision and punctured a tire.
The accident report said both of the cars involved in the accident were severely mangled.
Unfortunately, Karl Ortiz died at the crash scene.
Meanwhile, the Washington State Patrol said the 38-year-old Bellevue man caused the accident. The a authorities arrested him on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the bereaved of Karl Ortiz. May you find courage during this time of sorrow.
The Aftermath of a Deadly Collision
Millions and millions of people get involved in road accidents. However, not everyone properly knows about the things you should do next after a fatal accident.
In fact, the most valuable step you can take in response to the Auburn fatal DUI crash is hiring an expert attorney.
Moreover, the legal and financial damage that comes from unforeseen loss is tough to juggle while mourning. Yet, the days and months following a tragedy are the most precarious.
Consult With Our Attorneys
Nobody wants to be in a traffic accident. That is why we encourage those who lost Karl Ortiz to reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ team of legal experts.
Indeed, it is unbearable to both mourn a loved one while dealing with the most granular legal affairs.
We at Sweet Lawyers promise that our attorneys will fight day and night to achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.
Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. Please speak with our legal team about how a legal claim can help you cope with the aftermath of the vehicle crash on State Route 18.