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A 55-year-old woman and an unborn child died in a head-on car crash on Highway 299 in Blue Lake.
Woman Killed in Head on Collision on Highway 299, Unborn Child Killed as Well

“Investigation Ongoing”

BLUE LAKE, CALIFORNIA (April 17, 2017) – A head on collision killed a pregnant woman’s unborn child and a 55 year old woman on Monday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 6:30 pm on Highway 299 near Blue Lake Boulevard. Yesenia Mireya Wood, a 26 year old woman, was heading westbound in a 2009 Toyota Sienna minivan along with her five children. A 2013 Chrysler Town and Country minivan carrying a 55 year old man, a 53 year old woman, a 23 year old female and a 24 year old man was heading eastbound at the same time. For an unknown reason, Yesenia Wood’s Toyota crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided head on with the Town and Country.

Yesenia Mireya Wood suffered major injuries in the accident, and tragically her unborn child was pronounced dead. The 53 year old woman from the Chrysler was also killed, and remains unidentified. The 55 year old driver of the Chrysler, Kevin Loren Orcutt, along with his two passengers 23 year old Stephanie Capoeman and 24 year old Thomas Perry, all suffered major injuries. Four of Yesenia Wood’s children suffered major injuries, and one suffered moderate injuries. One child was airlifted to a local hospital after the accident.

The investigation is ongoing at this time, but initial reports indicate the 53 year old woman killed may have been the wife of Kevin Loren Orcutt. The accident remains under open investigation to determine cause and liability 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.”

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.
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