Woman Killed in Big Rig Accident on Eastin and West Stuhr Road
The female passenger of a vehicle was killed in a big rig crash on Friday, July 15th in Newman.
Per reports, the wreck took place at the intersection of Eastin and West Stuhr Road.
A vehicle stopped at the stop sign and proceeded through the intersection, and then collided with a big rig.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
The passenger in the vehicle, ID’d as 21-year-old Holly Mahnke, of Modesto, sadly died at the scene.
First responders also rushed the driver to Doctors Medical Center with major injuries.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Holly Mahnke.
Larger 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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.