Compton, CA. (July 8, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that at least one person was tragically killed after a fiery crash on the 91 Freeway eastbound at the Central Avenue on-ramp Saturday morning. That collision that reportedly involved a white SUV and white Toyota pickup truck occurred at approximately 8:28 a.m.
The driver of the pickup truck was allegedly operating the vehicle recklessly while traveling east on 91 Freeway, according to California Highway Patrol. The driver reportedly lost control of the pickup and ran through a red light before colliding with an SUV. One of the vehicles overturned onto its roof and apparently burst into flames.
Emergency responders were called to the scene to assist the victims and found at least one fatality upon arrival. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released in order to allow time to notify loved ones.
According to an initial report, it is possible that the pickup truck was a stolen vehicle. Authorities had to close down the Centra Avenue off-ramp during the start of the investigation and the clearing operation. There was no further information regarding the exact cause of this collision, and all the circumstances surrounding this crash are presently under investigation.
Our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are extended to the family members and other loved ones of the victim.
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The investigation will likely be short as the pickup truck driver allegedly seems to be at fault. However, depending on the concrete results of the investigation, there may very well be grounds for a wrongful death claim. While we are consistently proud of our passion for holding negligent and criminal drivers liable for the devastation they inflict, the choice to file a claim for compensation is a personal one.
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