DUI Collision on 10 Freeway Results in the Death of Two
An alcohol-impaired driver hit another vehicle in Colton on Saturday morning, resulting in the death of two people.
The accident took place on the westbound 10 Freeway around 2 in the morning on February 5th.
Two residents of Pacoima, Jose Carranza, 54, and Milagro Nieto-Campos, 59, were traveling in a Nissan Sentra at the time of the crash.
For reasons unknown, their vehicle came to a stop on the shoulder and they were hit by a Toyota Camry.
Upon impact, the Nissan rolled over and plunged down the embankment.
Sadly, the two occupants of the Nissan died at the scene just east of Pepper Avenue.
CHP reported that the woman driver of the Camry was under the influence at the time and was arrested for DUI.
Authorities also shut down the westbound lanes of the freeway for hours.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Groups sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jose Carranza and Milagro Nieto-Campos.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.