1 Killed in Chico Highway Traffic Collision
Chico, CA (May 14, 2022) On Friday afternoon, a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99 killed 1 person.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the fatal crash happened just before 3 p.m. south of Vina.
The CHP says that they found a white Toyota Corolla that took off from the scene in Shasta County, although the vehicle was not part of the crash.
Reports say that 2 vehicles involved in the accident are still at the scene, a Chevy sedan and a Cadillac sedan.
Authorities shut down Highway 99 from Rowles Road to Haille Road.
The highway was closed from 3 p.m. up until 5:41 p.m.
Officials are investigating the crash and have not released additional information regarding the deceased.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the bereaved. May you find peace and strength in this time of grief.
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Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It is certain that it would take a lot of time to recover from this loss.
However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.
That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person that died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses;
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
- Children of the deceased;
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased;
- Personal representatives.
- These people can differ from state to state.
Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.
With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.