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Grass Valley, CA – Passenger Dies after Single-Vehicle Accident and Suspected DUI on Highway 20

Grass Valley, CA (August 7, 2018) – A passenger died as the result of a single-vehicle accident and suspected DUI incident that took place along Highway 20 near the White Cloud Campground. The incident occurred around 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The deceased victim has been identified as 35-year old Dylan Shively and the suspect driver as 33-year old Joshua James Robinson, both residents of Grass Valley.

Based on initial reports, Robinson had been driving a Toyota pickup truck, also occupied by Shively, down the westbound lanes of Highway 20. When they approached the Campground, Robinson executed a dangerous right turn and the truck overturned several times.

First responders confirmed that Shively died from his injuries. However, officials did not specify if he died at the crash site or in a nearby hospital.

Reports also confirmed that Robinson was moderately injured as a result of the impact and was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment. Police arrested him on the grounds of suspected DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Robinson was transported to the Nevada County Jail.

Authorities are still investigating the accident.

We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dylan Shively and wish them strength and peace of mind during this tragic, difficult time.

Fatal DUI Accident in Grass Valley

Given the circumstances, it is apparent that Mr. Robinson will be held fully accountable for causing the deadly accident leading to the death of Mr. Shively. Furthermore, the suspect driver faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, an equally serious offense.

Depending on the final results of the case, the members of Mr. Shively’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive compensation for multiple circumstances including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

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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