Mother and daughter killed in Fresno car accident have been identified

Posted: April 6, 2022

FRESNO, CA (May 3, 2022) – 39-year-old Natalie Shepherd and her 2-year-old daughter Savanah Fagundes were tragically killed in a Fresno car accident on Monday. 

The Fresno County Sheriff’s office identified the two victims the day after the accident. A third victim who was also killed in the crash remains unidentified. 

According to the CHP, the accident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Hwy 33 north of Sutter Avenue. 

Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident. 

Liability in Fresno Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.”

There are a number of causes for these accidents, such as distracted driving, inclement weather, substance abuse and poor road conditions. 

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. As a family member or partner of the victim, you also have rights and we want to make sure those rights are protected. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and advise of  your legal options.

Investigating a Fresno Car Accident

We here at West Coast Trial Lawyers offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Natalie Shepherd and her young daughter Savanah Fagundes. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident, and anyone with information should come forward to the authorities. 

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, it’s important to know that the victims and their families have rights, and those rights should be protected. We at West Coast Trial lawyers are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that victims might have about their accidents. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time at (888) 395-7234.

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