Fallbrook, CA – UPDATE: Victim Identified in Deadly Old Hwy 395 Crash

Fallbrook, CA – UPDATE: Victim Identified in Deadly Old Hwy 395 Crash

Fallbrook, CA (February 19, 2020) – The identity of one of the victims killed in a deadly single-vehicle crash in Fallbrook, California on Sunday, February 16th, has been identified. The accident occurred near the intersection of Old Highway 395 and Reche Road at around 2:08 p.m. April Dawn Wigand, 39, was the passenger of a sports car when she was killed after the vehicle plummetted into a 30-foot embankment.

According to local sources, the driver of the car entered the oncoming lane of traffic to pass a slower-moving vehicle. The driver encountered oncoming traffic and swerved back into the northbound lane, losing control of the vehicle and running off the road. Both Wigand and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene.

An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently being managed by local authorities. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of April Dawn Wigand and the other deceased victim at this time.

Deadly California Car Accidents

Fallbrook, CA - UPDATE: Victim Identified in Deadly Old Hwy 395 CrashIn California and across the country, car accidents often result in fatal injuries. There are fatal crashes every day across the state. Surviving family members have to plan funeral arrangments and take on other damages associated with deadly crashes. 

3,898 people were killed in car crashes in California in 2017 alone. Roadway fatalities in the state have increased by 23.5 percent since 2013. Surviving family members should contact a qualified California wrongful death attorney to discuss possible legal compensation.

At the Coastal Legal Center, we understand the hardship of losing a loved one. We also know the importance of spending time with your family members after such a loss. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help. 

Notes: Outside news sources were used to create this post. Subsequently, the details of the accident have not been independently verified by our own staff. If you find any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.