Amanda Peters killed in Napa car accident by Susan Jevarian

Posted: August 2, 2022

NAPA, CA (August 2, 2022) – Amanda Peters, 21, of Sonoma, was killed in a Napa car accident by Susan Jevarian, 20, of San Francisco, on July 23 according to Sonoma News.

Authorities say that Jevarian was driving a Cadillac the wrong way on the northbound side of SR-29 south of Napa, while Peters was sitting in the passenger seat.

At around 10:10 p.m. Jevarian drove straight into a Toyota and Tesla heading northbound on the highway. The Toyota driver attempted to swerve out of the way of Jevarian’s Cadillac, but was clipped by the front right side of the vehicle.

The impact between the Cadillac and Toyota caused the Cadillac to spin around into the path of the Tesla. The impact of both the Toyota and Tesla struck the side where Amanda Peters was sitting.

Peters sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen of the Valley Hospital by ambulance, where she unfortunately died the following Tuesday.

Jevarian, who was also injured after being ejected from the vehicle despite wearing a seatbelt, was airlifted to Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville.

Authorities suspect alcohol was a factor in this crash.

The passengers in the other vehicles sustained minor injuries, and the Toyota driver was taken to Queen of the Valley Hospital for treatment.

Liability In Napa DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Amanda Peters’ Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Amanda Peters. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Napa? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

 

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