Teenager killed in Fatal Crash on Highway 116 Identified as Liam Washington
Sonoma, CA (January 17, 2022) – 16-year-old Liam Washington died in a fatal crash that happened on Highway 116. The incident took place on Sunday at around 11:15 am near Watmaugh Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Washington sat in the back seat of a 2017 Cadillac while 24-year-old Manessis T. Alexander drove behind the wheel. Authorities suspect that Alexander was under the influence of drugs when the accident happened.
Alexander sustained severe injuries in the crash and was taken to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.
Liam Washington’s twin brother, Lucas Washington, also sat in the vehicle’s front passenger seat during the accident. He sustained injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Lucas’s condition couldn’t be revealed because he’s a minor.
Investigations are ongoing for Possible DUI crash that left 1 dead and 2 seriously injured in Sonoma
Liam and Lucas Washington attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley as sophomores. The school’s principal J.C. Farr says, “Liam was a valued member of our student community and will surely be missed. We are feeling his loss very deeply.”
CHP Sgt. Cruz Correa says that some witnesses have reported that Alexander was “driving recklessly, crossing over solid double yellow lines, passing other vehicles that were traveling westbound.” According to reports, Alexander struck three cars during the incident. The Cadillac hit an Infiniti SUV, then a 2005 Acura, and followed by a 2016 Ford F-350 pickup.
Fortunately, drivers of these vehicles sustained minor to no injuries. The CHP could not provide an estimate of the Cadillac’s speed during the crash. However, the vehicle sustained severe damage, which indicated “significant” speed.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Liam Washington.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
In this case, the family members of Liam Washington can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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? Here are some resources you can check out to get common accident-related legal advice:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
Get reliable answers for common legal questions by checking out our full list of practice areas here.
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s important to have a strong team of experienced personal injury attorneys handling your case. Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Sonoma, and Sacramento. Our lawyers can help you get justice as well as the compensation you rightfully deserve, including car accident settlements and more. 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.
Do you or someone you know need advice on a fatal car accident?
Call us today for a FREE CASE REVIEW
Or CLICK HERE to reach us.
Involved in a car crash? Here are some do’s and dont’s to help you.
Call or text 888-522-6291 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form