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Napa County: Tucker Welling Killed, Thomas Pryor and Joseph Fowler Injured in Crash

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Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 18-year-old Tucker Welling was killed and 19-year-old Thomas Pryor and 21-year-old Joseph Fowler were injured in a crash in Napa County. A 17-year-old passenger also sustained trauma in the accident. While traveling on Wild Horse Valley Road in a 2013 Chevy Impala, Welling swerved from the road before it turned into Coombsville Road, lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a fence and a tree, the impact shearing the car in two. Emergency responders transported the passengers to area hospitals, Pryor to receive treatment for major trauma and Fowler and the 17-year-old for minor injuries. Authorities suspect weather and speed may have been contributing factors and are investigating. 


“When a collision results in injury or fatality, the victims or their families may hold the negligent party liable for the expense of their recovery or loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “In many cases, the victims or their families will pursue injury or wrongful death claims.” 


Crashes that occurred throughout Napa County in 2010 claimed the lives of or caused injury to 891 people, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. That year, 7 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death involved a driver under the age of 21 years.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Tucker Welling. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Thomas Pryor, Joseph Fowler, and the 17-year-old who was injured.


The Napa Valley Register originally reported this accident


Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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