Man Killed, Child Injured in San Joaquin County Car Accident on Highway 4 near Tracy Boulevard
San Joaquin County, California (February 15, 2020) – One person was killed and another was injured Friday morning in an alleged DUI crash in San Joaquin County, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The deadly accident took place at about 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 14 on Highway 4 near Tracy Boulevard.
The CHP said a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 4 when it veered across the double yellow lines and collided head-on with an SUV.
The tractor-trailer then sideswiped a minivan. According to the CHP, the SUV and the minivan were traveling together at the time of the accident.
A 35-year-old man, who was the driver of the SUV, died at the scene. His passenger, an 11-year-old boy, suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.
All occupants of the minivan, a man and three children, were not injured.
The tractor-trailer driver, Mauricio Solorio Garcia, 54, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
All lanes of Highway 4 were shut down following the crash. As of 5:20 p.m., the roadway was reopened.
Further details about the accident were not immediately provided.
The CHP is investigating the crash.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Truck accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.