[UPDATE] Matthew Allan Hagerman and Melissa Ann Martinez Dead in Ridgecrest Car Accident
Ridgecrest, CA (June 9, 2020) – On Monday, two people identified as Matthew Hagerman and Melissa Martinez died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 395.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed that the victims, both 53 years old, died at approximately 3:15 p.m. in a collision with one other vehicle.
It is currently unknown what caused the accident on Highway 395, south of S. China Lake Boulevard.
Furthermore, both Hagerman and Martinez, of Riverside, died at the scene of the accident.
Subsequently, and investigation is on-going, and more updates will be available later.
This is a developing story.
Our deepest regrets and thoughts are with the loved ones of Matthew Hagerman and Melissa Martinez.
How the Families of the Victims Can Proceed
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Thus, if you would like to have the space to grieve and heal in peace, it is best to hire an attorney to file a wrongful death suit for you.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Unfortunately, insurance companies only protect their own interests, which is why we must protect those of our clients,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
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