Jamee Chargualaf Killed in Merced County Crash on 5 Freeway near Highway 140

Jamee Chargualaf Killed in Car Accident on I-5 near Highway 140 in Merced County


Merced County, California (January 10, 2020) – Jamee Chargualaf, 24, of Hanford, has been identified by the Merced County Coroner’s Office as the man who was killed in a car crash on Wednesday morning in Merced County.

The accident happened on Interstate 5 Freeway near Highway 140 at about 12:35 a.m. January 8.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old Sun City man was driving a 2014 Volvo semi-truck trailer northbound in the right lane of Interstate 5 when he allowed his truck to drift into the southbound lanes where it sideswiped a 2013 Peterbilt semi-truck.

The Volvo then collided head-on with a 2004 Lexus ES330, driven by a 24-year-old man of Lemoore.

The impact of the collision caused the Peterbilt semi-truck, which was towing a tanker with 8,600 gallons of fuel to overturn, spilling an undetermined amount of fuel on the road.

Chargualaf, who was a passenger in the Lexus, was killed in the accident.

A 21-year-old Lemoore man who was a passenger in the Lexus passenger and the Lexus driver sustained serious injuries in the accident.

The Volvo driver suffered minor injuries in the collision.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.