April 23, 2023

West Covina, CA – Passenger Killed when Car Crashes into Flood Channel

West Covina, CA - Passenger Killed when Car Crashes into Flood Channel

West Covina, CA (April 23, 2023) – A passenger was killed in a single-vehicle crash in West Covina on Sunday, April 23rd. The accident took place at the intersection of Valinda Avenue and Glenora Avenue.

According to reports from authorities, 24-year-old Jose Felix Tamayo-Juarez, of Victorville, was operating his vehicle on Valinda Avenue. Tamayo-Juarez lost control of the car, causing it to leave the road. The vehicle traveled into a flood channel, where it came to rest. Tamayo-Juarez’s passenger, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene of the crash. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the accident. No additional cars were involved in the collision.

Following an investigation, police arrested Tamayo-Juarez on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. Officials are still looking into the accident at this time.

No further details have been released.

We would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in West Covina.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Last year was one of the deadliest years on record on California’s roadways. According to the most recent statistics from the California Highway Patrol, more than 3,900 people lost their lives in California car accidents in 2022. More than 500 of these deadly crashes took place in Los Angeles County, which has by far the highest reported number of fatal car accidents. Drivers in and around the Los Angeles area are certainly accustomed to traffic accidents. Hundreds of local crashes are reported on a daily basis. Motorists should always remember to use the highest level of care and caution in order to lower their risks of being involved in a crash themselves.

If you or a family member have been affected by a car accident, it is important to have legal representation as soon as you are able. There is a lot at stake when you are faced with the sudden loss of your loved one. You could be entitled to compensation for your losses. Additionally, there are key points in the process and deadlines that must be met. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in the loss of your claim. Having an attorney can help ensure that your case is not jeopardized before it ever gets started.

Here at Madison Law Group, our attorneys focus their practice on serious injury cases. We know and understand what you are going through following a sudden tragedy. For many years, we have proudly assisted accident victims and loved ones after a major crash. Let us help you get back on your feet and move forward.

We are here and standing by to speak with you at any time. We proudly offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When you are in need of a tough and aggressive law firm, you can count on us to deliver. To speak with a West Covina car accident attorney, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.