Bakersfield DUI Crash Kills 3 People 

Three people died as the result of a drunk driver, ID’d as Marcia Luqueleyson, on Friday morning in Bakersfield. 

The deadly traffic accident took place on November 26th around 2:27 a.m. on Weedpatch Highway. 

Per CHP, Luqueleyson was traveling southbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she veered into the northbound lanes.

As a result, she collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla causing major damage to both vehicles. 

Sadly, upon impact, Denise Melinda Rivera who was a passenger in the Toyota died at the scene. 

The unidentified driver of the Toyota was also pronounced dead along with a second passenger. 

Luqueleyson was extricated from her vehicle and transported to Kern Medical with major injuries. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

Authorities shut down the highway for a period of time pending cleanup and investigation. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Denise Rivera. 

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

In addition, 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.

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

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