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