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Fort Bragg, CA – Tracy Lane and Catherine Rhodes are Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 20

Fort Bragg, CA – (November 29, 2018) A deadly car accident left two Fort Bragg women fatally injured last week on Highway 20 near Willits. The accident was reported just before 8:30 pm.

The preliminary report indicates, 62-year-old Timothy Beltran was driving an unidentified vehicle accompanied by 61-year-old Catherine Rhodes and 50-year-old Tracy Lane when Beltran lost control of the vehicle and landed in an embankment. Police and firefighters immediately rushed to the crash site and paramedics helped the injured victims, sadly, Tracy Lane was pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of first responders. Meanwhile, Catherine Rhodes sustained major injuries and was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. Shortly after her admittance, Rhodes tragically died of her injuries. There are still many circumstances surrounding the accident that remain unresolved.

This accident is currently under investigation.

We are shocked and saddened to have learned about this deadly accident involving so many people. Our prayers are with the loved ones of the deceased victim and the injured victims and their families. We hope those who were injured receive the medical treatment necessary to make a full recovery.

DUI Accidents in California

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited by California law and may result in serious criminal charges. In this case, the driver of the vehicle involved was intoxicated and the accident resulted in the death of two people. Forensic detectives will conduct a thorough investigation in an attempt to establish why the driver lost control of the vehicle.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a traffic accident that was triggered by the negligence of another driver, you need to contact a qualified attorney today. At the Brady Law Group, we have a highly skilled team of litigators that will fight to ensure justice is served. Call us today at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.

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