Woman and 8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash
Multiple vehicles crashed in Rialto on Monday evening, killing a woman and 8-year-old girl.
The wreck took place on Valley Boulevard and Riverside Avenue on August 1st around 6:30 p.m.
It was reported that a Jeep was speeding before sideswiping a Chevrolet Silverado. It then rear-ended a Kia Sorento which caused a chain-reaction crash with four other vehicles.
Due to the impact, two of the involved vehicles became engulfed in flames.
Ashley Gilroy, 33, and Marlee Maldonado, 8, were trapped inside of one of the vehicles and sadly died at the scene.
Two others also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were hospitalized for treatment.
Additionally, the driver of the Jeep, Paul Larios, of San Bernardino, also died as a result.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ashley Gilroy, Marlee Maldonado, and Paul Larios.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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