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Victim of Creston DUI crash identified as Artemio V. Pacheco

July 25, 2017

Eusebio Ruizluis

Eusebio Ruizluis

The California Highway Patrol has identified a 28-year-old Shandon man as the person killed when an intoxicated driver wrecked an SUV near Creston on Sunday.

Artemio V. Pacheco died in the crash, while the driver, 31-year-old Eusebio Ruizluis of Shandon, survived with minor scrapes and cuts. Deputies booked Ruizluis into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.

At about 4:48 p.m. on Sunday, Ruizluis was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition northbound on Creston Road north of Highway 41 at an unknown speed. Ruizluis made an unsafe turning movement toward the east shoulder of the road, lost control and rolled over multiple times, according to the CHP.

The SUV came to a rest on its wheels on the east shoulder of the road. Responders arrived at the scene and pronounced Pacheco dead. Pacheco died of blunt force trauma.

Officers investigated the crash and arrested Ruizluis for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Ruizluis was also charged with driving with a BAC of .10 percent or more causing bodily injury, according to the county sheriff’s office website. He remains in custody with his bail set at $100,000.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s wrongful conduct or negligence in California, you may have a right to a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. James McKiernan Lawyers encourages anyone who may find him or herself in such a difficult situation to contact an experienced Central Coast Personal Injury Attorney at 1-800-200-HURT (4878) for a free case evaluation. We only get paid if you get paid. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California.

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The Basics of Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California

California has a well-defined wrongful death statute. The state’s Code of Civil Procedure, Section 377.60 – 377.62 defines wrongful death and who may file a claim for damages.

What is Wrongful Death:

When someone, either intentionally or negligently, causes someone to die, the court could find that it is a wrongful death. Even though murder can be the basis for the wrongful death, this is a civil lawsuit for money damages. You cannot put someone in jail with a wrongful death lawsuit.  (more…)

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