DUI Crash Results in Death of Stephen James Kritz

Deadly Accident Involving DUI Driver in San Luis Obispo 

64-year-old Stephen James Kritz was killed in a DUI crash on Saturday, July 30th. 

The wreck occurred at about 8:15 a.m. in San Luis Obispo on Tank Farm Road. 

An eastbound vehicle veered into oncoming traffic, causing a collision with the vehicle that Kritz was driving. 

The DUI driver suffered major injuries and has been ID’d as David Downs. He was arrested on murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of a drug, and causing injury or death. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stephen James Kritz. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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