Tragic Carson Car Accident Takes Lives of Two Brothers

A late night accident around Avalon and Del Amo boulevards, in Carson, California, has resulted in the deaths of three people. Around 2:20 a.m., after leaving basketball practice, two brothers were killed in the car crash in Carson, along with the driver of the other vehicle. The car that the brothers had been riding in was t-boned by the other vehicle. The other driver has not yet been identified, but the two young men have been identified.

LAPD Officer Kenneth Baxter was the proud father of the brothers, Christopher and Jonathan Baxter, that were tragically killed in the crash. Officer Baxter was returning home after his graveyard shift when he was informed of the death of his two boys. According to the City News Service, “Baxter and his sons all attended Verbum Dei High School in Watts, Christopher graduating in 2010 and Jonathan in 2012. The officer said his sons were so close that he didn’t think one would have wanted to go on without the other.”

Expenses After An Accident

The family has created a fundraiser through GoFundMe to help pay for the final expenses for this grieving family that has to say goodbye to two members that are gone too soon. Many families have turned to this method after a tragedy has occurred to help them to handle the financial burden that can happen in these instances. Depending on the circumstances, a California wrongful death case may be an option.

With a wrongful death case, the key is determining who was at fault for the accident and whether they were negligent. The crash between the brothers and the other car is still currently being investigated, and fault has yet to be determined. If it’s discovered that the driver that’s at fault was driving recklessly, intoxicated, or was negligent in another manner which directly resulted in the accident, then a wrongful death claim could be made.

Have you lost a loved one in an accident where the driver was negligent? Walch Law is here to help advise you on how you and your family can move forward with making a wrongful death claim. Contact us now to go over the details of your case.

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