16-Year-Old Boy Killed in Sonoma County Crash
Multiple vehicles collided in Sonoma County on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of 16-year-old Liam Washington.
The collision occurred on January 16th on State Route 116 at 11:13 a.m.
24-year-old Manessis T. Alexander was reportedly traveling westbound in a Cadillac when he drifted across the double yellow lines to pass other vehicles.
As a result, Alexander collided with an oncoming Infiniti SUV, Acura, and Ford F350.
Sadly, Liam Washington, the passenger in the Cadillac, died at the scene.
Alexander also became trapped in the vehicle upon impact and had to be extricated. He was transported to Queen of the Valley with major injuries.
The twin brother of Washington, Lucas, was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries as well.
In addition, two other involved drivers suffered minor injuries.
One of the other motorists was also left unharmed.
It was discovered that Alexander was under the influence at the time of the accident so authorities arrested him on DUI charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Liam Washington.
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.