Two Killed in Highway 99 Collision
24-year-old Francisco Javier Camarena was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on April 24th.
The accident occurred in Kern County within the northbound lanes of Highway 99.
Per reports, Camarena was the passenger in a vehicle that collided with the semi around 2:23 a.m.
Both the driver, Jesus Alberto Zarate Aguayo Jr., 24, and Camarena sadly died as a result.
A third party also suffered minor injuries and was treated.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Francisco Camarena and Jesus Aguayo Jr.
It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
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.