1 Killed, 3 Injured in Fatal DUI Crash
24-year-old Manessis Alexander was under the influence of drugs at the time of a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday.
The accident took place on January 16th at 11:15 a.m. in Sonoma County.
Alexander was reportedly driving recklessly in a Cadillac heading west on Highway 116.
The impaired driver crossed over solid double yellow lines, attempting to pass other vehicles, causing him to collide with an eastbound Infiniti SUV.
Alexander’s vehicle spun out of control as a result, leading him to then hit a Ford F-350 pickup truck.
Unfortunately, a 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Cadillac died at the scene of the crash.
Another teenage passenger along with Alexander also sustained major injuries and were rushed to local hospitals for treatment.
In addition, the other two drivers, a 56-year-old woman and 63-year-old man, sustained only minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
CHP arrested Manessis Alexander on suspicion of felony DUI following the accident.
The accident remains under investigation.
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.