MANTECA, CALIFORNIA (April 8, 2017) – Two people were killed in a collision on Highway 120 on Saturday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 8:41 pm on Highway 120 near Main Street. A 2009 Mercedes made an unsafe lane maneuver and crashed into a guardrail and a freeway sign. A man in the rear of the car then exited the vehicle and moved to the right shoulder. Less than a minute later, a 2002 Hyundai collided with the Mercedes.
The driver of the Mercedes, identified as 30 year old Guillermo Aguilera-Escalante was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. 16 year old Jesus Ramirez, a front seat passenger, was rushed to San Joaquin General Hospital where he tragically died as well. The driver of the Hyundai, a 38 year old woman, was hospitalized in unknown condition. The accident remains under investigation, however initial reports indicate Guillermo Escalante may have been under the influence of alcohol.
“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) 864-6664. We are here to help you.