Colton: Passenger Myles Edward Scott Killed in Crash
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
At about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 17-year-old Myles Edward “Eddie” Scott, of Rialto, was killed in a crash in Colton, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling westbound on Interstate 10 at 70 miles per hour, the driver of a black 1998 Acura swerved to the right shoulder and into a dirt field, where it slammed into a eucalyptus tree. Scott was declared dead at the scene. The driver, also a minor, suffered major trauma and was taken to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
In 2011, 220 people were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in Colton, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Drivers under the age of 21 were involved in 6 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city. The OTS ranked Colton 34th out of 102 cities with similarly sized populations for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
The families of passengers who are killed in collisions may file wrongful death claims against the at-fault drivers in order to obtain compensation for their losses. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Myles Edward Scott.