1 Killed in Sonora Car Crash and Fire on Highway 108 


One Dies in Sonora Car Crash on Highway 108 

One Killed in Sonora Crash on Highway 108

Sonora, California – The CHP is investigating a deadly Sonora car crash that occurred on Highway 108 east of Knights Ferry on Friday morning.

According to CHP, the incident happened shortly after 10:40 a.m. The victim was identified as a 21-year-old man from Fresno.

The man was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV eastbound on Highway 108 at a high rate of speed when he attempted to overtake a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia big rig-trailer combo driven by Robert Ellis, of Redding.

The SUV collided with the side of the big rig, causing the SUV driver to lose control. The SUV ended up in front of the big rig and was struck a second time.

The two vehicles caught fire following the crash.

The driver of the SUV was killed in the accident.

Ellis was uninjured.

The crash caused a closure of eastbound Highway 108 for approximately one hour as officials cleared the scene. 

CHP officers are investigating the incident. They do not believe alcohol and drugs played a role.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.