Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar and Her One-Year-Old Child Fatal in Live Oak DUI Crash in Sutter County
Sutter County, CA (June 10, 2023) – Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar (21) and her one-year-old child succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in the Live Oak DUI crash in Sutter County. According to CBS News, the accident occurred after 6:30 pm on Friday.
Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar and her child were fatally struck in a DUI crash in Live Oak.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the two fatalities in a DUI crash on Highway 99 and Paseo Road, just south of Live Oak.
They identified the fatalities as 21-year-old Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar and her one-year-old female child, Laylanie of Gridley.
The California Highway Patrol believed the DUI driver was traveling southbound on SR-99, north of Paseo Road when he traversed outside a double yellow line and sideswiped a northbound vehicle. The driver then lost control of their vehicle and struck Navaro-Salazar’s car head-on.
Additionally, authorities suspected that the DUI driver was involved in a separate crash in Live Oak, resulting in property damage before the collision.
The CHP Yuba-Sutter division mentioned that the DUI driver left the accident scene and traveled southbound on Highway 99 before the responders arrived.
The two fatal victims died at the accident scene. While a 23-year-old passenger, who was Navarro-Salazar’s boyfriend, incurred significant injuries. Other victims of the fourth vehicle also sustained minor injuries.
Authorities indicated that drugs and alcohol seem to have played a role in the collision. The driver has not been identified as of Saturday.
William Navarro, Navarro-Salazar’s father, remembered his daughter as his baby, honest, as “the most lovely girl that could be in the world.”
The family set up a GoFundMe to help with the mother and child’s funeral expenses.
J&M Tip: Usually, authorities rely on the evidence at the accident scene to determine and locate the at-fault driver. An accident attorney can help collect evidence and work with investigators to identify hit-and-run drivers.
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More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you can locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Sutter County
In this case, the family members of Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar and her child can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Live Oak, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar and her child.
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