COMMERCE, CALIFORNIA (March 12, 2017) – Three people were killed on Sunday morning in a wrong way accident on the 5 Freeway, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:20 am on the northbound side of the 5 Freeway, near Slauson Avenue. A Mini Cooper was reportedly traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway when he collided head on with a white utility van carrying a male and a female. Both vehicles overturned from the accident.
The female driver of the van, Quanlinh Phillips, and her male passenger were both tragically pronounced dead at the scene after being extricated from their vehicle by responding medical personnel. The driver of the Mini Cooper, identified as John Perez, was also pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Commerce, City of Industry, Los Angeles, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.