Ashton McKiearnan, 41, killed in Father’s Day crash by drunk driver in Clovis

Posted: June 21, 2022

CLOVIS, CA (June 21, 2022) – Ashton McKiearnan, 41, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Clovis on Father’s day according to ABC 30 News.

The crash occurred Sunday night in the Tarpey Village area on Ashlan near Sunnyside Avenue.

The alleged drunk driver was named as Narayana Zerr, and was booked into Fresno County Jail for felony DUI along with other charges.

Friends and family remember McKiearnan for his contributions to the community, including volunteering for a search and rescue unit and working for American Ambulance. He was also a radio show host for local station KRZR.

Ashton McKiearnan is survived by two children and wife.

The two small children were also injured in the crash, one of whom has multiple broken bones. McKiearnan’s wife also suffered moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital as well.

Those who would like to donate to help the family can visit the GoFundMe set up by McKiearnan’s friends.

Liability In Clovis 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 A Clovis DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ashton McKiearnan. 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 Clovis? 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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