A single vehicle accident left one airman dead and another two injured. While the driver of the vehicle is being prosecuted for actions that allegedly led to the wreck, the proceedings are being handled by the military justice system and not California officials. However, this does not preclude a victim or his or her family from seeking justice for damages related to a serious auto accident.
Authorities believe that the driver was traveling at an exceptionally high speed at the time of the incident. Although it is unclear exactly why the vehicle began to drift off the side of the road, it is believed that the car's excessive speed may have played a role in the accident. After leaving the road, the car then barreled down the side of an embankment and flipped, injuring all three airmen in the vehicle.