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Lauren Brancel killed in car accident in Butte City, California

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2015 | Car Accidents |

Early in the morning on August 27, 2015 in Butte City, California the body of the woman who passed away in a car accident was identified as Lauren Brancel. The woman lived in Key West, Florida and was driving a 2012 Honda when the accident occurred.

At some point early on the morning of her accident, Brancel’s vehicle left the highway, travelled on a gravel embankment, struck a walnut tree, and crashed near a boat launch on the Sacramento River. The entire vehicle was turned on its side, and then caught on fire. It was still on fire when authorities arrived at the scene. Local law enforcement are not yet sure if speeding was a factor of in the accident, however the recommended speed limit for the curve along the highway on which she was travelling was 20 mph. Authorities are not yet certain which other factors may have been involved in this accident.

Brancel had a career as a diver, and passed away at age thirty-two.

After the accident, local law enforcement used dental records to identify her. For the time being, there is no evidence to suggest that cause of her death was anything more than a car accident. However, the exact details of the accident that took her life is unknown. The investigation is still underway.

According the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA,) majority of fatal crashes occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Accidents are also likely to occur sometime from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fatal crashes that occur between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. are fewest in number.

Attorneys do not always rely on reports to gain information. Personal injury lawyers often rely on private investigators to obtain more facts about each case. Are you looking for answers to your questions? Contact The Weaver Law Firm.

— Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.


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