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Jose Luis Zambrando died and Jorge Mendoza was injured after a wrong way crash on 5 Freeway near Highway 140 in Newman.
Jose Luis Zambrando Killed and Jorge Mendoza Injured in Wrong Way Accident on 5 Freeway near Highway 140

“Wrong Way Collision”

NEWMAN, CALIFORNIA (February 28, 2017) – Jose Luis Zambrando was killed and Jorge Mendoza was injured in a wrong way accident on the 5 Freeway on Tuesday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the northbound side of the 5 Freeway, near Highway 140. 36-year-old Jose Luiz Zambrando was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes for an unknown reason. 47-year-old Jorge Mendoza was driving northbound on the northbound side, and when he saw Zambrando he attempted to swerve. Unfortunately, Zambrando attempted to swerve as well and the two vehicles collided head on into each other.

Jose Luis Zambrando was tragically killed in the accident, and Jorge Mendoza suffered injuries as well. The accident remains under investigation at this time, however initial reports indicate alcohol was a factor in the collision.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

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 Newman, Los Angeles, Sacramento, 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.


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