Mother and Daughter Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident
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A mother and her teenage daughter lost their lives in a tractor-trailer accident near Phelan Wednesday. The fatal crash occurred at 2 p.m. on State Route 138, 6 miles west of I-15. Officials have identified the victims as 53-year-old Reina Madrid and her daughter, 17-year-old Gisseth Madrid.

According to police, the Madrids were traveling west on the highway in a Dodge Ram 3500 van when they drifted across the roadway. The van then struck the side of a tractor-trailer heading east on the highway. The impact caused the van to roll multiple times. The mother and daughter were pronounced dead at the scene. A third occupant of the van, a relative of the Madrids, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Family members said the Madrids just recently moved to Phelan. Reina was a pastor at Centro Cristiano Familiar in Fontana. Her daughter had just been accepted to college and was going to break the news when she arrived home that day.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the deadly crash.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the Madrids,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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