On Jan. 12, three individuals were fatally injured in an early morning accident on Interstate 80, according to News 10 ABC. The accident involved a head-on collision between two vehicles.
Kendra Langham, 18, Matthew Beard-Witt, 18, and Matthew Azar, 20, were all killed in the accident. The young adolescents were headed east on I-80 around 2:00 a.m. when they were struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Aaron Jordon Caudillo, a 24-year-old from Roseville.
Investigators are still investigating how Caudillo came to be driving west on I-80 eastbound lanes. Preliminary reports suggest that he may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The speed of Caudillo’s vehicle at the time of the accident is also still under investigation. Caudillo’s injuries were critical and he was treated at a nearby hospital.
Co-workers of the fatally injured teenagers expressed shock after hearing of the tragedy and employers committed to financially supporting organizations like M.A.A.D. to reduce future DUI-related car accidents.
Fatal car crashes caused by drunk driving are tragic and avoidable. If you have lost someone you love to a drunk driver, contact the Arnold Law Firm’s dedicated Sacramento car accident lawyers for experienced legal help.
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These types of tragedies bring home the impact that one poor decision can have on an entire community.
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