44-Year-Old Man Dies in Rear-End Collision
A Mercedes driven by Jorge Anival Gomez Augustin rear-ended a Honda CRV driven by Tommy Chu on Saturday morning.
The accident occurred just after 3 a.m. on February 12th within the northbound lanes of the I-15 Freeway.
Upon impact, both vehicles ended up off the roadway down an embankment.
Sadly, 44-year-old Tommy Chu died at the scene of the accident.
It was also discovered that Augustin was under the influence at the time of the accident. He is facing charges of second-degree murder, DUI causing death, and DUI causing great bodily injury.
Authorities also shut down the northbound lanes for investigation purposes following the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tommy Chu.
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.