Narayana Zerr, who killed Ashton McKiearnan on Father’s Day, pleads not guilty to felony charges
FRESNO, CA (June 23, 2022) – Narayana Zerr, 35, the DUI suspect who killed Ashton McKiearnan and injured his wife and two children, plead not guilty to several charges according to Your Central Valley.
Zerr was driving drunk on Father’s Day in Clovis on Ashlan Avenue when he veered across a center lane into oncoming traffic. That’s when Zerr collided with Ashton McKiearnan’s vehicle, killing McKiearnan and injuring the other passengers in his vehicle. One of McKiearnan’s children suffered multiple broken bones.
The collision also caused Zerr’s vehicle to flip onto its roof, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Narayana Zerr is scheduled to be back in court on June 29 with his bail set at $719,000.
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 once again extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ashton McKiearnan, and hope that Narayana Zerr is brought to justice for his gross negligence. 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.