San Bernardino County, CA – Marissa Ortiz Killed in Rear-End Crash
San Bernardino County, CA (October 26, 2019) – A deadly rear-end crash was reported in San Bernardino County on Friday, October 25th. The crash took place around 1:29 a.m in the 1100 block of West 5th Street.
Authorities reported that 23-year-old Marissa Monique Michelle Ortiz was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash. Ortiz suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants, the driver and another passenger, were also pronounced dead. They have not been identified at this time.
The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating. At this time, it is believed that speed played a role in the crash.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Marissa Monique Michelle Ortiz, as well as the two other victims who lost their lives in this crash.
Fatal Accidents in California
Approximately 3,000 people will lose their lives in California car accidents this year. Fatal crashes happen suddenly and unexpectedly and leave friends and loved ones struggling to pick up the pieces following a tragedy. The pain is even greater when the crash was caused by the negligence of another motorist and a life was taken unnecessarily.
During this time, it is important to understand your legal rights. Under California’s wrongful death law, you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. A wrongful death suit allows you to pursue a case against the person who was responsible for the death of your loved one. Types of compensation that are available include lost wages, loss of companionship, and payments for funeral and medical bills.
Due to their complexity, wrongful death cases should only be handled by an experienced California wrongful death attorney. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we will fight for you when you are have suffered a loss as a result of another’s negligence.
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