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Iowa Car Crash Takes the Lives of a Toddler and Two Young Adults

Three people, including a toddler, were killed in eastern Iowa Saturday night when a truck crashed into their car. According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, the collision occurred near Keystone, Iowa in Benton County. Raul Salazar Jr., a thirty-nine-year-old Bushland, Texas resident, was driving a GMC truck in the Keystone community that evening. He failed to stop at a stop sign and hit another car carrying three individuals.

The names of those individuals in the car were not originally released, but their ages were three, twenty-two, and twenty-four. All three died during the crash. Authorities charged Salazar with three counts of homicide by vehicle, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and preventing apprehension. Salazar had one passenger in his truck, twenty-nine-year-old Rafael Moreno, a San Fernando, California resident. Moreno was also charged with preventing apprehension. Both Salazar and Moreno were placed in custody in Benton County. A third passenger in the truck, Gabriel Hernandez, was being treated at a local hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash.

Child, 2 others die in E. Iowa 2-vehicle crash, August 11, 2013

The loss of a young child is one of the most difficult experiences a family could face. Unfortunately here the lives of a young child and two young adults were taken much too soon. When individuals are killed in automobile accidents, it is often because of a driver’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions. Many of these accidents could be avoided if the driver had only been more careful and thought in advance about how much devastation he could cause if he did not operate his motor vehicle properly. The Fort Lauderdale child injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience working as automobile accident lawyers and understand how particularly devastating unexpectedly losing young individuals can be on a family. The Coral Gables personal injury attorneys are prepared to help victims injured in car accidents and their families recover the compensation they deserve. If you have suffered injuries or your loved one has died as a result of an automobile accident caused by another person’s careless actions, call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation.

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