Man Killed in Rollover Crash on 15 Freeway
39-year-old Raul Negrete Gontes, from Compton, was killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning.
The accident was the result of an impaired driver and occurred at 3:08 a.m. on March 26th in Baker.
Gontes was in a Chevrolet Tahoe when his vehicle was rear-ended by a speeding Dodge Charger.
It was within the northbound lanes near Halloran Springs Road where the collision took place.
Upon impact, the Tahoe overturned, veering across the center median. The Dodge also overturned and landed on its wheels.
Sadly, Gontes died at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge showed signs of impairment and was arrested on DUI charges and for causing injury.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Raul Negrete Gontes.
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.