Miguel Maciel Dominguez Dies in Highway 29 DUI Crash
Lake County, CA (March 16, 2021) – On Saturday, 47-year-old Miguel Maciel Dominguez, and 53-year-old Cassandra Rolicheck, both from Clearlake, died in a DUI crash on Highway 29.
The fatal crash took place at about 11:05 p.m. near Middletown.
21-year-old Keilah Coyle was traveling on a black 2003 Ford F-250 pickup southbound on Highway 29. She was approaching Bar X Road north of Middletown at an unknown speed.
However, due to her level of intoxication, she allowed her vehicle to travel over the solid double yellow lines of Highway 29. Her vehicle traveled into the path of a 2000 GMC van driven northbound by Rolicheck.
As a result, the two vehicles crashed head-on.
Coyle’s pickup overturned and became disabled in the northbound lane, partially in the northbound and southbound traffic lanes.
Right away, rescuers extricated both Dominguez and Rolicheck from the wreck. Unfortunately, they were pronounced dead at the scene.
On the other hand, Coyle sustained only minor injuries in the crash.
Traffic crews closed Highway 29 for approximately five hours as they investigated and removed the involved vehicles.
Officers Arrest Keilah Coyle in HIghway 29 DUI Crash
On Sunday morning, Clear Lake Area CHP Officers arrested Coyle.
They booked her into the Lake County Jail on Sunday night for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with gross negligence, felony driving under the influence and causing injury, and felony driving under the influence and causing injury with a blood alcohol content above 0.08 percent.
Meanwhile, jail records show that Coyle is held on $2 million bail. She will be arraigned in Lake County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Furthermore, CHP also confirmed that Coyle was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Sonoma County several hours before the deadly crash in Middletown.
Apparently, officers said the crash happened at 5:55 p.m. when Coyle was driving the Ford F-250 pickup on southbound Highway 101.
Her vehicle struck a 2017 Mercedes GLE350 driven by May Nguyen. Coyle fled the crash scene in which no injuries were reported.
Please contact the Clear Lake CHP Area office at 707-279-0103 if you have further details about the Highway 29 fatal crash.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved family of Miguel Maciel Dominguez and Cassandra Rolicheck. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Who Can the Bereaved Turn To?
Moreover, in a time filled with uncertainty, confronting a tragic loss can seem unimaginable. Thus, it’s crucial to consider that the family of the victim is entitled to significant compensation via a wrongful death claim.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys and attempting to obtain police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, an attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Indeed, turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. Moreover, they will ensure that your rights are respected and that justice is served.
Certainly, losing a loved one can be distressing for your family and those involved, to say the least. 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. Indeed, Sweet Lawyers are no stranger to wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7854.