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2 people killed in California car accident

Driving in the early morning hours can be treacherous. Along with decreased visibility, there is also the concern about increased numbers of impaired drivers on the road. Many people leaving a party may not recognize their level of impairment. Still others may take for granted that there are less people on the road and feel more comfortable driving at high rates of speed, potentially endangering other drivers. A recent car accident in California leaves authorities still investigating the cause of an early morning crash. 

The incident occurred at the freeway transition between the northbound 55 freeway to the westbound 22.  The crash was reported just before 2 a.m., according the the California Highway Patrol. The accident, which resulted in entrapment in a burning vehicle, caused the death of two individuals. 

One car was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed before the accident. After the crash, one of the vehicles burst into flames, and one of the crash victims attempted to pull others from the burning vehicle. Unfortunately, two people died as a result of the accident, one of those people being identified as a 22-year-old man.

It's hard to know how to react to such a sad event, knowing that the families of two people are grieving today. If, after investigation, the tragedy turns out to have been a preventable car accident that occurred due to the negligence of a driver, the families may have a chance to seek closure through the legal process. In California, families of those who are killed by the negligent actions of others can choose to enlist the aid of a personal injury attorney for help with filing a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Source:, "2 people killed in crash on 55 freeway transition to the 22", Alma Fausto, July 17, 2017

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