Matthew Moen Arrested in Fatal DUI Crash
Two vehicles collided in Chico on Sunday night as the result of an impaired driver, Matthew Moen, 31.
The fatal accident occurred at the intersection
of E. Fifth Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue.
It was just before 5 p.m. when the crash occurred on January 30th.
It is unclear at this time how the two vehicles collided; however, one of the vehicles ended up slamming into a corner house.
Unfortunately, two women sustained major injuries and died at the scene. They have been identified as Cassi Tejeda, 22, and Courtney Kendall, 24.
A third person also suffered major injuries and their current condition is unknown.
It was discovered that Moen was intoxicated at the time of the crash and he was arrested on two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
He is also being held on $300,000 bail.
Additionally, police shut down the area for a period of time following the wreck.
Any witnesses may contact police at (530) 895-4911.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cassi Tejeda and Courtney Kendall.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.