Four People ID’d in Fatal Wrong-Way Traffic Accident

Timothy McDaniels, Quincy Lovelace, Christopher Martinez, and Celeste Gonzales Killed in Crash

Four people were killed in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver on Monday morning, August 22nd.

Per reports, the wreck took place in Colusa County on the I-5 Freeway. 

It was at about 12:48 a.m. when the accident occurred. 

Celeste Gonzales, 24, was driving north within the southbound lanes when she crashed head-on with another vehicle. 

Three occupants of the other vehicle sadly died as a result. They have been ID’d as Timothy McDaniels, 57, Quincy Lovelace, 28, and Christopher Martinez, 34. 

Gonzales also suffered life threatening-injuries and was rushed to Enloe Medical Center where she sadly died due to her injuries. 

Additionally, one person survived with major injuries and has been ID’d as David McDaniels, of Suisun City. 

Police shut down the I-5 Freeway for several hours following the crash. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Timothy McDaniels, Quincy Lovelace, Christopher Martinez, and Celeste Gonzales.

Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents. 

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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