Elderly Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on 5 Freeway

81-year-old Leonard Rarick, of San Diego, fell victim to a multi-vehicle crash in Castaic Saturday, June 25th. 

The wreck occurred around 9:30 a.m. within the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway. 

According to reports, a Ford-350 was traveling southbound, pulling a trailer before it collided with an object in the road. 

As a result, a wheel came off and rolled into another lane causing a Ford Escape to collide with it. 

The wheel then went into the northbound side of traffic where it collided with a Toyota Avalon. 

This caused the Toyota to crash with a Honda accord, sadly resulting in the death of the Toyota driver, Leonard Rarick. 

In addition, the passenger in the Toyota was also airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for treatment. 

Minor injuries were sustained in the Honda driver. 

CHP is actively investigating the accident. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leonard Rarick. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault

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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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