Evelin Salas Melgoza Identified as Fatality in Suspected DUI Accident in West Covina of Los Angeles County, CA
West Covina, CA (April 30, 2022) – Evelin Salas Melgoza (22) was identified as a fatality in a multi-vehicle crash on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina of Los Angeles County. According to FOX 11, the incident happened at around 12:02 am on Wednesday (April 27).
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Evelin Salas Melgoza died in a suspected DUI accident, which caused a vehicle fire.
According to authorities, Melgoza drove a 2019 Nissan Sentra on the no. 1 lane. Then, she stopped her Sentra because of heavy traffic. Another vehicle, a 2007 Ford F-350 driven by Rancho Cucamonga, also stopped in the no. 2 lane. Then, Noe L. Manzanarez (19) drove in his 2002 Toyota Camry at a high and unsafe speed, crashing into the Sentra. The impact also caused another vehicle to collide with the pickup truck.
According to the coroner, as shared on FOX 11, Melgoza died because of “combined effects of blunt force trauma, inhalation of products of combustion, and thermal burns.” Responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Manzanarez sustained minor injuries. Also, authorities arrested him for suspected DUI. California Highway Patrol Officer D. Porter shared with FOX 11, “alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this collision.”
Why Need a Crash Investigation?
Crash investigations are crucial. They can help determine the cause and liability. Motor vehicle accidents are common across the country. These investigations are important because most of the time, the fault is not on victims like Evelin Salas Melgoza.
In addition to crash investigations, trustworthy and competent attorneys are can help uphold the rights of the victim’s family. Fortunately, well-known and experienced auto accident lawyers, such as our team at Jacoby & Meyers, can help protect your rights by guiding every step of the process.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
Evelin Salas Melgoza’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.
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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Certainly, nothing can relieve the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, 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 to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Evelin Salas Melgoza.
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