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Woodland Hills, CA (November 23, 2019) – A 26-year-old woman was killed in a crash that took place on the Ventura Freeway. The crash occurred on Thursday, November 21st around 5:00 a.m.
According to reports from the scene, Yerali Gonzalez was driving a 2019 Toyota Scion when she crashed into a center divider. Following the crash, Gonzalez exited her vehicle and was standing in the road when she was hit by a 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. Gonzalez suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The driver of the Frontier, 35-year-old Rufino Batrea Moran, stopped at the scene. He did not suffer any major injuries in the crash. There is no word at this time on whether any charges are expected.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family of Yerali Gonzalez after this fatal crash in Woodland Hills.
About 3,000 people will lose their lives on California’s streets and highways this year. When a fatal car accident takes place, police will undertake a complete and thorough investigation of the crash scene to determine how the crash occurred and whether it was avoidable by one or more motorists.
Under California’s wrongful death law, the next-of-kin of a deceased victim may be able to bring a claim when a loved one has been killed in a crash in our state. Some types of damages that are recoverable include loss of companionship, recovery of lost wages and payment of funeral and medical bills.
At The May Firm, our team of skilled and compassionate California wrongful death lawyers understands what you are going through during this difficult time. We offer free consultations to all potential clients and we are here to help you at any time. To speak with us, please call us at (844) 629-3476.
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