Laura Poiret identified as one of 4 killed in Rio Vista crash
RIO VISTA, CA (August 2, 2022) – Laura Poiret and three others were killed in a tragic Rio Vista crash on July 27. The accident also left six others injured according to Rio Vista Police.
The other victims have also been identified as Jordon Colvin, 20, of Rancho Cordova, Lacy Conway, 18, and Erica Anderson, 18, according to ABC News.
Colvin was driving a Honda Accord carrying Conway and Anderson heading west on Highway 12 when she began to veer off the road. As Colvin attempted to get the car back in the lane, she overcorrected and ran into opposing traffic, colliding with a Chevrolet Suburban.
Laura Poiret, identified to be in her early 70s, was in the Chevrolet with six other passengers when she was killed. The other passengers in the vehicle, including children aged 8, 13 and 15, were also in the vehicle.
Authorities say that the Honda Accord was littered with alcohol containers, leading them to suspect that drinking was a major factor in this accident.
Our sympathies go out to Laura Poiret and her family, along with the families of Jordon Colvin, Lacy Conway and Erica Anderson.
Liability In Rio Vista 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 Laura Poiret’s Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Laura Poiret, and the families of Jordon Colvin, Lacy Conway and Erica Anderson. 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 Rio Vista? 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.