Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 40 

An Arizona resident, id’d as Israel Fenske, 44, was killed in a traffic collision in Essex on Friday.

According to reports, the accident took place just before 10 p.m. on May 27th on the Interstate 40 Freeway.

Several vehicles were involved in the collision, including a pickup hauling a boat. 

It is unclear, however, what caused the crash. 

Fenske was a pedestrian that was struck as a result. He sadly died at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Israel Fenske.

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

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

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