Married Couple Sue Cheek and Darrell Cheek Killed, Devin Terry Hospitalized After a Head-On Crash in Visalia
Visalia, CA (July 7, 2020) – On Monday, Sue Cheek and Darrell Cheek died in a crash on Highway 198 and Mineral King Avenue.
The fatal accident happened just after 7 p.m. when a pickup truck was traveling west on Highway 198 and suddenly veered onto westbound Mineral King Avenue.
Officials said the pickup driver then traveled into the eastbound lane on Mineral King and collided with a Nissan Rogue.
Rescuers pronounced both the driver and passenger of the Nissan Rogue dead on the scene. Police identified them as married couple Sue Cheek, 72, and Darrell Cheek, 77.
Meanwhile, rescuers also took the driver of the pickup truck to a hospital due to major injuries. Police identified him as 30-year-old Devin Terry.
An investigation is being conducted to determine why Terry was driving in the wrong lane.
Jordyn Chism kickstarted a Gofundme in order to raise memorial expenses for Darrell and Sue. There, the couple is described as “the light of any room and the sweetest people you will ever meet.” Please consider donating if you have the means.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sue and Darrell Cheek. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
The Aftermath of Wrongful Death
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.
As the loved ones of the deceased victims grieve, it is important to recognize that if your family loses a member in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
Ultimately, a wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. 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. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand. That’s why hiring an experienced legal representative will give you with peace of mind that you have an advocate in your corner, one that also makes sure your rights are respected, and that justice is served. Having la lawyer after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal, while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Therefore, reach out to us if you’ve been affected by the loss of a loved one. Sweet Lawyers website chat agents are available to answer your questions 24/7. Above all, we value and respect our clients, so we offer free and confidential consultations. Call us at (800) 674 7852.