Gina Jewell Killed in San Joaquin County Crash on I-5 


Gina Jewell Killed in I-5 Crash in San Joaquin County 

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Gina Jewell Killed in I-5 Crash in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County, California – Gina Jewell, 29, of Tracy was among five people who were sadly killed in a San Joaquin County crash that occurred on northbound Interstate 5 late Thursday night, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office. 

Other victims earlier identified were Lorinda Jones, 42, Phylis Clifton, 7, Major Clifton, 1, and Nathaniel Clifton, 33, all of Tracy.

The deadly crash happened at about 11 p.m. March 11, when a speeding 1997 Toyota lost control and crashed into a highway sign, before slamming through a fence and hitting a tree.  

Three passengers in the Toyota were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two other parties were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.

According to the CHP, drunk driving is suspected to have played a role in the accident.

Three passengers in the backseat of the Toyota were reportedly not wearing their seatbelts.

The crash 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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