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Wasco, CA – Alejandro Orpineda Olivas Killed in Crash on SR-46

Wasco, CA (October 15, 2022) – On Friday morning, October 14, a serious accident was reported in Wasco that tragically killed one person.

According to officials, the accident occurred around 5:45 a.m. on State Route 46 east of Gun Club Drive. According to police, two vehicles entered each other’s path and collided for reasons that are unknown at this time. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded and worked to help the victims and tend to injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, 21-year-old Alejandro Orpineda Olivas, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles sustained catastrophic injuries and died at the scene of the accident. There is no information at this time as to whether additional people were injured in this accident.

The accident delayed local traffic as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident.

The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash to determine a cause.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Our thoughts are also with anyone else who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

You never get into your vehicle to travel somewhere expecting to get into a car accident. Unfortunately, that is the case for more and more Californians. Many of these accidents are tragic and result in someone losing their life. In California, more than 3,500 people die in car accidents each year, which is increasing each year. A large portion of these fatal accidents happen because of someone’s negligent actions, which may include texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by speeding drivers. All of these reckless choices dramatically increase a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing great harm to someone else.

Getting the news that your loved one has been killed in a car accident is something that no one should have to hear. However, this is a sad reality for many. After an accident, many necessary matters need to be handled, including legal matters, which are generally the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Legal matters should not be put off though because there are short time frames for deadlines put in place by insurance companies following an accident that you don’t want to miss.

When your loved one is killed by someone else’s negligent actions a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes a financial burden to the surviving family members. There are many types of compensation available to the surviving family including:

  • Funeral, burial, and/or cremation costs
  • Medical bills for the deceased
  • Lost earnings and loss of future financial support
  • Loss of health insurance coverage
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support
  • Grief, mental anguish, and other psychological impacts

While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one’s presence in your life, a wrongful death suit can help you cope with your loved one’s passing. An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you handle these important matters.

If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Wasco wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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