Santa Clarita Crash Kills Three People

Spencer Thomas, Shane Rivera, and Wilbert Montenegro Killed in Crash

The three people who were killed in a car accident last Sunday, August 28th, have been identified. 

CHP reported that the accident took place at 4:10 p.m. on San Francisquito Road in Santa Clarita. 

Wilbert Montenegro, 40, was driving south in a BMW when he made an unsafe left turn. 

As a result, his vehicle crashed head-on with a GMC Suburban. 

Upon impact, both vehicles became engulfed in flames. 

Sadly, Montenegro and his passenger, Shane Rivera, 41, both died at the scene. 

The driver of the GMC, Spencer Thomas, 28, of Saugus, was also killed.  

There were also two passengers in the GMC that suffered severe injuries and were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for treatment. 

An active investigation remains underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Spencer Thomas, Shane Rivera, and Wilbert Montenegro. 

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.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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