Kayla Rodriguez, Raul Leal Killed in Oroville Collision on Highway 70 near Ophir Road


Kayla Rodriguez and Raul Leal Killed in Oroville Collision on Highway 70 near Ophir Road

Kayla Rodriguez
Kayla Rodriguez, Raul Leal Killed in Oroville Collision on Highway 70 near Ophir Road

Oroville, California – Kayla Rodriguez,19, and Raul Leal, 21, from Maryville, have been identified as the couple who were killed in an Oroville crash on Highway 70 just south of Ophir Road Thursday evening.

The California Highway Patrol said a car was travelling north on Highway 70 when it drifted across the center divider and collided with an oncoming car.

The accident took place just after 5 p.m. on February 11.

Rodriguez and Leal were riding in the northbound vehicle and were killed in the crash.

Two other people in the other car were taken to Enloe Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Rodriguez and Leal were parents to a seven-month-old boy.

One of the two dogs in the southbound vehicle was also killed in the crash.

The collision remains 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.”

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.