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Five people killed on I-5 FWY in Los Banos truck accident

Jul 19, 2018

According to the Merced Sun Star, five people were killed in two separate truck accidents involving multiple vehicles on the I-5 near Los Banos on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

According to the report, a 2011 Freightliner, driven by 56-year-old Braulio Martinez of Ontario, failed to stop his truck near an unrelated accident, and slammed into a 2012 Dodge Caravan, which had five people inside.

The driver of the Dodge and two other young girls died due to the impact. They were identified as a 57-year-old woman and the two girls were 6 and 10 years old. Their names have not been released.

Two other passengers in the Dodge, identified as another 6-year-old girl, who suffered major injuries and 19-year-old Raylene Valencia, who suffered minor injuries, were transported to a nearby hospital.

Another fatal truck accident occurred a few hours later in the same area, which was caused by the driver of a 2014 Peterbilt failing to stop. As a result, the male driver and female passenger were killed in the truck accident.

Our team at West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of all the victims involved in the fatal truck accidents.

Truck accidents can result in extreme injuries and/or fatalities for those involved. Due to the truck’s size, the severity of a truck accident can be extremely significant.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim in a truck accident caused by another, you need to get in contact with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Our team of truck accident lawyers have years of experience in handling truck accident cases for victims and their families. We will handle your case from start to finish, so we can obtain the legal justice and compensation you deserve for your losses.

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