Amilcar Alvarez, Karin Gonzalez Injured in Fatal Willits Crash on Highway 101


Amilcar Alvarez, Karin Gonzalez Hurt in Highway 101 Collision near Willits

Amilcar Alvarez, Karin Gonzalez Hurt in Highway 101 Collision near Willits

Willits, California – Amilcar Lopez Alvarez, 29, and Karin Gonzalez, 32, both of Covelo were injured in a deadly car accident that occurred on Highway 101 near Willits, according to the CHP.

A 40-year-old Santa Rosa man was reportedly driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup northbound on Highway 101 when he tried to pass a Kenworth semi and drifted across the double yellow lines.

The pickup collided with an oncoming Toyota pickup driven by Lopez.

The driver of the Chevy was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lopez suffered major injuries and was taken to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits. He was then flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. 

Karin and an 8-year-old girl were passengers in the Toyota. They were both transported to Howard Memorial. The girl was later airlifted to Oakland Children’s Hospital.

The operator of the big rig, Jesus Diaz Velasquez, 37, of Fortuna, was not injured in the accident.

The CHP is investigating the crash.

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.