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Marco Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Edison Highway in Bakersfield

Marco Garcia Killed, Jonathan Loped Arrested in Bakersfield DUI Crash on Edison Highway near Mount Vernon

Bakersfield, California (February 25, 2020) - Marco Antonio Garcia, 34, has been identified as the man who was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Jonathan Lopez, who was arrested following the crash, police said.
The California Highway Patrol said Garcia was walking on Edison Highway, east of the Mount Vernon Overpass, on Sunday, February 23, at about 12:35 a.m. when Lopez struck him.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Lopez fled the scene, but he was later found and arrested for DUI and felony hit-and-run.

No other details of the crash were immediately released.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. It is extremely difficult to lose a loved one, especially when it happens unexpectedly.

If your loved one died and you believe someone else was at fault, we encourage you to contact our legal team for a free, confidential consultation. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights.

When a fatal accident is caused by a person or entity’s negligence, the resulting death is considered “wrongful” in the eyes of the law. The surviving family members have legal rights for a wrongful death claim.

Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO of Alpine Law Group, advises surviving family members to “talk to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options and take action aimed at securing the maximum compensation.”

We understand that there is no amount of financial recovery that can make up for the immense loss of your loved one, but it can ease your financial burdens and help you forge your way forward.

Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.


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