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Marie “Lizzie” Johnson was killed early Monday morning when the car she was riding in crashed on Santiago Canyon Road, near Silverado Canyon Road. Johnson was ejected from the car, was not wearing a seat belt and she died at the scene. The driver, 19-year-old Antonio Escamilla, was going 70 mph in his Honda Civic with three passengers in the vehicle. A second car also crashed and six people were injured, including Escamilla.

The group was following another car on Santiago Canyon Road when the other car stopped to avoid a deer. Escamilla swerved off the road and the Civic hit a tree. It was approximately 2 am and the two cars were heading towards Black Star Canyon to meet up with another group. Johnson died at the scene and Escamilla was taken to Western Medical Center Santa Ana with major injuries. Authorities arrested him on DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and California Highway Patrol are conducting an investigation. Escamilla, a graduate from Irvine High School, is not in custody. Authorities also found cans of beer at the scene.

Irvine High School will have extra counselors on campus as school starts. Principal Dr. Monica Colunga said, “We are going to be taking one hour at a time and we’re going to be taking one day at a time.” Ian Hanigan, a spokesperson for Unified School District, said, “I can tell you that this is very heartbreaking for us…Our thoughts and prayers are with (Johnson’s) family, friends and loved ones.”

Johnson had arrived back in California on Sunday night from a trip to Hawaii with her parents and two sisters. She turned 16 in June and was going to start school as a junior on Tuesday. Friends and family held a vigil for her on Wednesday night. She was passionate about Polynesian dancing, and her friend Vanessa Granados described her as “carefree, outgoing, bubbly, [and] free-spirited.”

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, it is recommended that you contact an Irvine car accident lawyer. At AA Accident Attorneys, a car accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. You may be suffering financial losses due to expensive medical bills, damage to your vehicle and lost wages after spending time away from work. We are here to assist you and fight for justice as you recover from your pain and suffering.

AA Accident Attorneys offers free consultations for your case. Additionally, we do not charge our clients unless we win their cases. You can contact us over the phone or in person at our offices. We are also able to travel to your home or hospital room for your consultation. We have extensive experience in California, a 98% success rate and we have obtained over $150,000,000 for our clients. Call us today at 800-260-2577.

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Successful Cases

On the way back from a trip I was stopped for traffic and someone rearended me. I got an injurys to my knee, back, and also my neck. I came to AA Accident Attorneys about 3 days after the accident. I was very happy with how they handled everything and the settlement was the maximum amount that the insurance company would allow. I am very happy with AA Accident Attorneys.

Charles C. Car Accident Victim

I’d never been in a car accident in my whole life.I had originally hired an attorney, and he had dropped my case. So I came to the Accident Attorneys and they took on my case. They were amazing. They did a really good job. And I didn’t have to handle anything. In the end I’m very satisfied with my settlement.

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We found Accident Attorneys, and finding them was probably the best thing that happened to us right then, because we were very well taken care of. They came out to us. We didn’t have to go to them. We was very well compensated financially. If I had to recommend an attorney, I would recommend them.

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