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Drunk Driver Accident Leaves One Dead in Cottonwood

Drunk Driving Accident Leaves One Dead in Cottonwood

On Sunday, December 9th, a Whitmore resident was ejected out of his vehicle when he was hit from behind off the South Main Street exit in Cottonwood by a drunk driver.

Jacob Dahlem, 22 was driving southbound on the I-5 at about 3 a.m. when he exited the South Main Street exit at high speeds, lost control of his vehicle and rear ended a 1986 Toyota pick-up truck. The driver of the Toyota was ejected from their vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Jacob Dahlem was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Redding Car Accident Attorney

This was a very tragic incident that happens far too often. According to the CDC, California has the second highest drunk driver fatality rate. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident, you should immediately consult with us to determine what legal options are available. At Haslerud Law Office, we have been representing the residents of Northern California for over 20 years. Think twice before grabbing your car keys after having drinks.

Contact Haslerud Law Office at (530) 968-4300 to schedule a consultation.