19-Year-Old Woman Killed in DUI Collision near Avenue 15

MADERA, CA (February 15, 2023) – Sunday evening, Lorenzo Antonio Morales-Cortes was hospitalized after a fatal DUI crash near Highway 41.

The incident happened on February 12th, at around 6:00 p.m. near Avenue 15, just west of Road 39 ½.

According to initial investigations, Morales-Cortes, in a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro crossed into the other lane directly into a path of a Mini Cooper. The two vehicles collided head-on, leaving the two drivers with serious injuries.

As a result of the crash, a 19-year-old Madera woman sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. However, her identity remains undisclosed pending notification from the next of kin.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the Camaro driver, identified as 24-year-old Lorenzo Antonio Morales-Cortes of Fresno, to a trauma center for treatment of major injuries.

Police later stated that alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved on give you strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a DUI crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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