Two men killed by 26-year-old Santana Yanez in suspected DUI crash in Lemoore

Posted: July 5, 2022

LEMOORE, CA (July 5, 2022) – Santana Yanez, 26, of Lemoore, killed two men in a suspected DUI crash in Lemoore on Friday.

Your Central Valley reports that Yanez was driving his Toyota eastbound on Jersey Avenue at a high rate of speed when he crashed into two men in a Nissan minivan pulling out of the parking lot of Tachi Palace Casino Resort.

The driver of the minivan was identified as a 63-year-old man, and his passenger, a 52-year-old man.

Both men in the minivan died on the scene after Santana Yanez was unable to stop his speeding car and crashed into the minivan.

CHP officers say Yanez appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. He was also injured as a result of the crash and transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter.

Liability In Lemoore 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 Lemoore DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two men tragically killed by Santana Yanez in this case. 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 Lemoore? 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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