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Luis Martinez and two others died in a car crash on Highway 1 near Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz.
Luis Martinez and Two Others Killed in Car Accident on Highway 1 near Wilder Ranch

“Investigation Ongoing”

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA (February 28, 2017) – Three people have died in a three car accident on Highway 1 on Tuesday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 1 near Wilder Ranch. A white Buick Regal was driving south when it crossed into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons, colliding with a northbound Chevrolet Blazer.

The front seat passenger of the Buick, identified as 20-year-old David Martinez-Escobar, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick, 21-year-old Alex Lopez, was rushed to Valley Medical Center where he died a short time later. The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer, a 56-year-old woman, was rushed to a hospital, where she too was pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

“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 Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Diego, 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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