A Fiery Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles in Rialto Killed Ashley Gilroy and an 8-Year-Old Girl
Rialto, CA (August 3, 2022) – Ashley Gilroy (33) and Marlee Maldonado (8) of Highland were identified as the fatalities in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Valley Boulevard and Riverside Avenue in Rialto. According to KTLA, the crash was reported around 6:30 pm on Monday.
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A fiery multi-vehicle crash reportedly caused by a speeding vehicle on Valley Boulevard and Riverside Avenue in Rialto killed Ashley Gilroy and an 8-year-old girl.
The Rialto Police Department responded to reports of a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Valley Boulevard and Riverside Avenue in Rialto.
One female driver and a child passenger were found to be trapped in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Both died at the scene. They were later identified as Ashley Gilroy and Marlee Maldonado of Highland.
According to reports, a Jeep was reportedly speeding and initially sideswiped a Chevrolet Silverado. Then, it continued on and rear-ended a stopped Kia Sorento which caused a chain crash involving four additional vehicles.
Following the crash, two vehicles were engulfed in flames and several others were damaged. Unfortunately, attempts of removing the trapped occupants inside one of the vehicles were unsuccessful. When the Rialto Fire Department arrived, they were able to extinguish the fire and attend to the other victims involved.
Two other victims reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are currently hospitalized.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Jeep was identified as Paul Larios of San Bernardino. He was one of the fatalities in the crash.
You can donate to Gilroy’s family through GoFundMe.
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More About Car Accident Liability
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In this case, the family members of Ashley Gilroy and Marlee Maldonado 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.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Ashley Gilroy and Marlee Maldonado.
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