blog home Car Accidents Two Boys Killed In North County Two-Vehicle Crash

Two Boys Killed In North County Two-Vehicle Crash

Nine-year-old Xavier Williams and 10-year-old Latrelle Pearson were killed in a two-vehicle crash that took place on November 3 around 2:30 p.m. near Escondido. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), both of these boys were among a total of seven passengers travelling in a 2002 Dodge Caravan that crashed with a 2008 Scion.

The minivan spun, overturned, and Pearson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown on the road, whereas Xavier, who was wearing a seat belt, was ejected partially out of the vehicle.

Both of the boys were pronounced dead at the accident site. Our Escondido personal injury law office sends our sincere condolences to the deceased victims’ parents and family for such a tremendous loss.

According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), car accidents contributed to 71 fatalities and left 5,819 people injured in 2009.

Fifty-two-year-old Roy Ruffin Jr., who was driving the Dodge Caravan, also suffered minor injuries. The medics that responded to the fatal car crash immediately took the Caravan driver along with the other four injured passengers to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Lisa Wehus, 24, who was driving the Scion, fortunately escaped unhurt. According to CHP public-affairs Officer Chris Parent, it is believed that an apparent lane change from one of the vehicles contributed to this fatal crash.

The parents of the deceased victims are strongly advised to immediately contact an experienced Escondido child injury accident attorney who would investigate any negligence on the other party involved and file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for their loss.

If your child has been injured or killed in an auto accident, contact the legal team at the Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will help you know your legal rights at (888) 233-5020.

Ross Jurewitz

RossRoss Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

Connect with Ross Jurewitz on

Related Articles:

  • $19,150,000

    A mother and her adult daughter were killed by an inexperienced truck driver.

  • $1,014,299

    Award for 38-year-old motorcyclist struck by SUV driver at intersection.

  • $550,000

    Pedestrian struck by commercial vehicle resulting in wrongful death.

See All Case Results

Our No Fee Guarantee®

We promise that our clients will not owe a penny if our team fails to obtain any compensation on their behalf.

Learn More

Request Your Free Case Review

Let us fight on your behalf. Contact the Jurewitz Law Group to discuss the details of your case. All form submissions are confidentially reviewed by our excellent support staff and are answered within 24 hours.

Contact Us

Jurewitz Law Group
Downtown San Diego
600 B Street, Suite 1550
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 233-5020
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020

North County San Diego
2244 Faraday Ave. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 585-4640
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020

Copyright © 2019 Jurewitz Law Group, All Rights Reserved, Reproduced with Permission. Serving communities throughout Southern California.

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Scholarship