YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA (August 6, 2017) – Garrett Engle was confirmed as the man killed in a tragic accident on Sunday evening on Sand Canyon Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 9:00 pm on Sand Canyon Road at the intersection with Yucaipa Boulevard. An 18 year old in a 2001 Toyota Tundra was driving west on Yucaipa Boulevard when the light turned yellow. He sped up in an attempt to beat the light, but entered the intersection on a red light and collided with a 2015 Kia Optima. Inside the Optima was 29 year old Garrett Engle, 26 year old Lauren Engle, and their dog.
Garrett Engle was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Lauren Engle was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with major injuries, and the 18 year old driver of the pickup truck, identified as Cameron Cheek, was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The Engle’s dog was ejected from the car during the accident and was also killed. The accident remains under open investigation at this time, but initial reports do not seem to indicate alcohol or drugs were a factor.
“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.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.