Matthew Culver, Natalie Shepherd, and Savanah Fagundes Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 33 in Fresno
Fresno, CA (May 3, 2022) – Matthew Culver, Natalie Shepherd (39), and Savanah Fagundes (2) were identified as fatalities in a head-on fiery collision on Highway 33 in Fresno County. According to the Fresno Bee, the incident happened at around 2:40 pm on Monday.
Matthew Culver, Natalie Shepherd, and her daughter Savanah Fagundes died in a fiery car crash on Highway 33 in Fresno.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Information Officer Marks Rory, they received reports of a car crash between a Dodge Caravan and a Dodge pickup truck southbound Highway 33 north of Sutter Avenue.
Shepherd and Fagundes, a mother and daughter, occupied the Caravan and died at the scene. Matthew Culver, driver of the Dodge Pick up truck, was also killed when his vehicle caught fire.
Culver was a father of 3 who worked at Pleasant Valley State Prison for 17 years.
Culver’s friend and former coworker Justin Martin shared with ABC 30, “I am just heartbroken… I was with him the night before. He was going to Paso to get his truck worked on.”
Culver’s death also left behind a wife and three daughters, the oldest of which is just a few weeks away from graduating high school.
Right now, authorities are still investigating this incident. Likewise, if you’d like to help with Culver’s services on May 14 at 1:00 pm, you can contact the Faith Fellowship Church at 559-935-9209.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
Matthew Culver, Natalie Shepherd, and Savanah Fagundes’ family members can 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 alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Likewise, 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 hit-and-run accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Matthew Culver, Natalie Shepherd, and Savanah Fagundes.
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