Israel Douglas Arrested in Connection with Fatal DUI Collision
On Tuesday, November 23rd, an impaired driver hit another vehicle leaving Aurelio Fuentes Jr. critically injured.
Sadly, Fuentes Jr. passed away as a result of his injuries on Wednesday, December 1st.
He had been receiving treatment at Community Regional Medical Center.
The deadly accident occurred in Fresno in the northbound lanes of South Cedar Avenue.
The impaired driver, Israel Douglas, was driving a Kia when he crashed into Aurelio’s Chevrolet.
Fuentes was also named a hero after rescuing a baby back in 2019 in Madera County.
Douglas has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. He has since pleaded not guilty and will be returning to court next week.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aurelio Fuentes Jr.
There has also been a GoFundMe page created by the family of Aurelio Fuentes to help ease the burdens of the accident.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.