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Clearlake Resident James Torrey Jr. Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Lake County
Lake County, CA (July 21, 2022) – James Torrey Jr. (43) of Clearlake was identified as the fatality in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 53 in Lake County. According to Lake County News, the crash happened around 1:00 am on Wednesday.
A suspected drunken driver reportedly hit James Torrey Jr. on Highway 53 in Lake County.
The Clearlake Police Department responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a suspected drunken driver on Highway 53 in Lake County.
When they arrived, they found a driver and a pedestrian at the scene. The pedestrian was then pronounced dead. Authorities later identified him as James Torrey Jr. of Clearlake.
Meanwhile, the suspected drunken driver was identified as James Nielsen. He sustained minor injuries.
As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested Nielsen on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. According to reports, he was later released on Wednesday.
If you have information regarding this crash, you may contact Detective Trevor Franklin of the Clearlake Police Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-994-8251.
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Lake County
In this case, the family members of James Torrey Jr. 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 James Torrey Jr.
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