Devin Atha Killed in Traffic Accident on Brimhall Road and Jewetta Avenue in Bakersfield


Devin Atha Fatal Bakersfield Car Accident at Brimhall Road and Jewetta Avenue 

Devin Atha Fatal Bakersfield Car Accident at Brimhall Road and Jewetta Avenue

Bakersfield, California – One of the three victims killed in a suspected DUI accident in Bakersfield on Brimhall Road and Jewetta Avenue Thursday night has been identified by the Kern County coroner’s office as Devin Lee Atha, 20.

According to authorities, a vehicle lost control and crashed into a tree in the center divider shortly before 11:15 p.m. December 31.

Atha was among three passengers in the vehicle who were ejected following the impact. Atha and the other two, Timothy Michael Wilson, 20, and Andrew Nicholas Ortiz, 20, were all pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two other passengers and the driver, Adam Teasdale, 20, sustained minor injuries in the collision.

Authorities arrested Teasdale and booked him into the Kern County Jail on charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

The wreck remained 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.”

“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.