Sacramento, California (June 7, 2020) – A woman who was killed in a fiery car crash in Sacramento on Sunday, May 31, has been identified.
The fatal car crash happened at about 2:25 a.m. on Highway 99 near 12th Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The authorities said a Kia was traveling northbound on the highway when it was struck from behind by a Toyota Tundra driven by Edgar Mayorga of Sacramento.
The Kia caught fire after the collision.
A passenger in the Kia, who has since been identified as 30-year-old Thelma Soto Barrios of Rancho Cordova, was killed in the collision.
The driver of the Kia was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with severe burn injuries.
Mayorga was unhurt and was arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.