Atwater Man Killed in Winton Collision on Sunday Night; Jose Guizar Jr. Arrested


One Killed in Winton Head-On Collision on Walnut Avenue and Central Avenue

One Killed in Winton head-On Collision on Walnut Avenue and Central Avenue

Winton, California – A man was killed in a Winton collision that led to the arrest of one motorist on suspicion of DUI on Sunday night, according to the CHP.

The victim was identified as a 33-year-old man from Atwater.

According to CHP, Jose Marin Guizar Jr., 23, of Winton was driving a 2008 Lexus IS 350 eastbound on Walnut Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle near Central Avenue and crossed onto the path of oncoming traffic.

The Lexus collided head-on with a westbound 2001 Honda Civic.

The wreck happened at around 9 p.m. November 29.

The occupants of the Honda were trapped in the vehicle following the accident and its engine compartment caught fire.

One passenger, identified as Candice McCarty, 34, of Winton, was pulled out of the Honda by passersby.

The Atwater man, who was driving the Honda, died at the scene.

Guizar was pulled out of his vehicle by emergency crews. He was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries.

McCarty was also transported to Doctors Medical with major injuries.

The wreck is under investigation.

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.”

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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.”

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