Orion Torney Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101 in Cloverdale


Orion Torney Killed in Cloverdale Crash on Highway 101 at Highway 128 Offramp

Orion Torney Killed in Cloverdale Crash on Highway 101 at Highway 128 Offramp

Cloverdale, California – Orion Torney, 44, of Upper Lake died Wednesday morning following a Cloverdale crash on Highway 101 at the Highway 128 offramp.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Torney was driving a silver Kia Forte northbound on Highway 101 when he lost and crashed into the guardrail. The Kia flipped and came to a rest on the roadway.

Shortly after, a Kia Optima sideswiped the Forte. As Torney and his passengers were getting out of the Forte, it was struck head-on by a Chrysler 200. The impact ejected Torney onto the pavement.

The crash occurred at the offramp to westbound state Highway 128 at about 5:30 a.m. March 17.

Torney was pronounced deceased at the scene.

His two passengers were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with moderate to major injuries.

No other serious injuries were reported.

The CHP is investigating to determine the cause of 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.