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Fresno County, CA – UC Davis student killed in a SUV rollover has been identified

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FRESNO COUNTY, CA  – The Fresno County Coroner’s Office reports that the woman who was killed in a collision in Fresno County on Thursday has been identified. Yi Yan, 22, was ejected from the vehicle and was declared dead by authorities there. She is from China, according to the coroner’s office, and was a visiting student at UC Davis.

According to the CHP, police were called to a collision on San Benito Avenue west of Panoche Road on Thursday at at 3:30 p.m. According to investigators, a 20-year-old Davis man went southbound on San Benito Avenue in a Mercedes GCL 300 while it was lightly raining. He lost control of his vehicle due to speed and the wet roads, veered to the right, and toppled into a dirt field.

The four further passengers, whose ages ranged from 20 to 25, allegedly sustained moderate to serious injuries. The California Highway Patrol doesn’t believe alcohol or narcotics were involved in the collision. It’s believed that Yan was not buckled up. The inquiry is still ongoing.

Fatal Car Accident Lawyers in California

Each year, over 3,400 people die in automobile accidents in California. Even though most vehicle accidents are preventable, we continue to witness the effects they have on families in our state. 

Over 80% of accidents are caused by reckless or negligent driving on the part of another driver. The most common causes of collisions in our state are drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and ignoring traffic control devices.

Families of those killed are often left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

Fresno Wrongful Death Attorneys

As if grieving over the loss of a loved one wasn’t difficult enough, many families have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to cover funeral expenses. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is extremely important for their families to contact a wrongful death attorney in Fresno as soon as possible. Although no amount of compensation can ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, it can assist grieving families in covering burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

In nearly four decades of experience, Fresno car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims and their families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. At our law firm, we are committed to helping our clients deal with a loss in a way that allows them to focus on moving forward. Our mission is to ensure that families’ legal rights and best interests are protected. If your loved one was killed in a collision due to negligence, give our personal injury attorneys in California a call at (888) 500-5000 to learn how we can help. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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