Clatsop County, OR – Justin Nolasco Pedraza, Bonifacio Olivera Nolasco & 4-Year-Old Girl Killed in Car Crash on Highway 26 near MM 15.5


Clatsop County, OR – Justin Nolasco Pedraza, Bonifacio Olivera Nolasco & 4-Year-Old Girl Killed in Car Crash on Highway 26 near MM 15.5

Clatsop County, OR (December 29, 2022) – Authorities confirmed that 19-year-old Justin Nolasco Pedraza, 41-year-old Bonifacio Olivera Nolasco, and a 4-year-old girl were all killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place just east of Cannon Beach.

On Monday, December 27, the Oregon State police and firefighters responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 26.

According to law enforcement, a pickup truck was traveling east on Highway 26 during the morning hours. As the vehicle proceeded near mile marker 15.5, a large tree fell on top of it.

The driver of the vehicle and his two passengers were all killed as a result of the accident.

Investigations into the crash are currently underway.

We offer our condolences to Justin Nolasco Pedraza, Bonifacio Olivera Nolasco, and the young girl who lost her life in this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon

ClatsopEach year, hundreds of people die as a result of fatal collisions that take place in the state of Oregon. Many of these accidents are a result of drivers who act negligently while behind the wheel. Speeding drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers who engage in other reckless actions continue to be leading factors in fatal crashes.

Unfortunately, there are many instances where inclement weather leads to fatal accidents taking place. Inclement weather can lead to fatal car accidents in a number of ways. To begin, wet roads can make driving conditions more difficult and increase the chances of a vehicle losing control.

In addition, heavy rains can severely limit visibility, making it more difficult for drivers to see other vehicles or potential hazards on the road. Third, high winds can cause trees and other debris to fall into the road, blocking traffic or causing an accident. Finally, snow and ice can make roads slippery and dangerous, particularly if drivers are not prepared with the proper tires or equipment.

Any of these conditions can be worsened by poor road conditions or driver error. For example, speeding on a wet road is much more likely to lead to an accident than speeding on a dry road. Likewise, driving while intoxicated is always incredibly dangerous but is made even more so in inclement weather.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash, your family may have legal options available. It is important that you seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Clatsop County as soon as possible.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence, Kivel & Howard can help. Our team consists of knowledgeable and dedicated Clatsop County personal injury lawyers with extensive experience in helping people get the justice they deserve. Feel free to call us at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation and start your journey toward getting the best possible outcome for your case.

Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind.  The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.

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