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Passenger fatality, CHP suspects driver was intoxicated

It's some of the worst news that a family can receive in their lifetime, that a loved one has died unexpectedly in a car accident. Car accidents happen everyday, some of them causing serious injuries of even proving fatal. Recently, a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed, and the passenger was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The two were traveling together when their vehicle suddenly left the roadway and crashed into a concrete wall near the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Fair Oaks Boulevard. When first responders arrived, they had to pull both passengers from the vehicle even though both were conscious at the time of the extraction. Later, the passenger was pronounced dead at a hospital, but his injuries weren't reported. CHP suspects that alcohol or other drugs could have been a factor in this crash. However, the cause cannot be determined until the full investigation is complete.

These stories are a harrowing tale of what can happen when you get into a vehicle. Nine times out of 10, you will have an experience that is nothing unusual. But, these crashes show just how deadly motor vehicles can be and how an accident can change people's lives.

Car accidents can be difficult to endure, but if you were involved in a car accident and are facing criminal charges because of it, the problems become much greater. If you are facing DUI/DWI charges, it is imperative to seek the assistance of an attorney who can help you present a strong criminal defense.

Source: kcra.com, "CHP: Sacramento driver charged with DUI in deadly crash," Sarah Heise, December 11, 2017

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