According to the Whittier Daily News, a La Mirada woman lost her life on Easter Sunday in a three-car crash in Cypress, California. The Cypress car accident took place at Katella Avenue and Valley View Street. According to the coroner, the woman, Alexis Barragan, aged 22, died around 12:40 am and was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been a passenger in a car that was driven by Nicholas Sanchez-McCormick, from Whittier, California.
Through their investigation, the Cypress police officials determined that Sanchez-McCormick had been driving westbound on Katella and ran a red light. His car then crashed into two other vehicles. Cypress law enforcement concluded that Sanchez-McCormick had been driving under the influence of alcohol, and arrested him for vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving. At the time of the accident, Sanchez-McCormick already had a DUI case pending against him.
The investigation is still underway, but it appears that the Cypress accident and death were caused by a driver who was operating a vehicle under the influence. Ms. Barragan’s family will have the right to make a wrongful death claim against the driver. The victim’s family should hire a California personal injury attorney experienced in wrongful death claims to handle their claim.