DUI Highway 101 Crash in Willits Leaves Motorcyclist Wayne Berry Dead
Willits, CA (May 13, 2021) – On Thursday, Wayne Berry died, and Michael Confer was arrested in a Highway 101 motorcycle crash.
The fatal crash took place minutes before 3 a.m. at the north end of Willits, wherein a car was involved.
Reports said two veehicles were consumed by fire in the crash.
The CHP officers said the motorcyclist had gone off the edge of the bridge and died on the scene.
Meanwhile, an air ambulance airlifted one due to critical injuries.
The bridge has two lanes of Highway 101 over the connector from Willits’ Main Street. Apparently, there is no median on the stretch of highway wherein the speed limit is 65 mph.
Later reports revealed that Wayne Berry of Arroyo Grande died in the accident. Michael L. Confer, of Crescent City, collided into the motorcyclist head-on.
As a result, police arrested Confer, 30, on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance (DUI) and vehicular manslaughter.
They booked him into Mendocino County Jail.
We at Sweet Lawyers are with the loved ones of the deceased during this devastating time. May you have courage during this sorrowful time.
What Can The Bereaved Do?
Moreover, while the death of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what is next.
It is likely that the loved ones of the deceased are entitled to significant compensation via a wrongful death claim. This is a claim brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action.
Furthermore, a wrongful death claim holds the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable.
Depending on the type of situation, settlements can also be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. It alleviates most or all of the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
Therefore, having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, pain, and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. Indeed, a lawyer serves as your legal representation, working to prove what you are owed in the wake of a loved one’s death.
So, call Sweet Lawyers now at (800) 674 7852. Certainly, our team of legal experts would be glad to assist you with your legal concerns. We are available any time of the day and any day of the week.