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3 teenagers dead after car crashes with semi in Modesto

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MODESTO, CA - Three lives were lost when a sedan with five occupants collided with a semi at an intersection in Modesto on Feb. 1st.

According to FOX40, a 20-year-old driver, Dearin Koeur, was speeding and ran two red lights when his sedan collided with the semi at the intersection of Carver Road and West Briggsmore Avenue.

A 15-year-old who was sitting in the front passenger seat and a 17-year-old passenger who was in the back seat were both pronounced dead at the scene. A 16-year-old back seat passenger was transported to an area hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Koer and another 16-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash. The driver of the semi, as well as two other drivers that were hit by the sedan, were all uninjured.

Koeur is charged with vehicular manslaughter and child endangerment. A police dashcam and home-surveillance camera caught parts of the incident on camera where Koeur can be seen speeding and running two red lights.

If you have lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Jeff Sevey, an experienced Roseville car accident attorney, can help fight for your case. Call today at (916) 414-9949 or visit us online to schedule a consultation free of charge.


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