Missing UC Berkeley Student dead in 10 Freeway Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian who died after he was hit by a car on the 10 Freeway around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, has been identified as Eloi Vasquez, 19, a freshman UC Berkeley student and soccer player who went missing after leaving a fraternity party near campus.  The deadly pedestrian accident occurred near Vermont Avenue.

A LOSS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY

One family and thousands at the university are now left to mourn the bittersweet news that Vasquez, a popular and soft-spoken student who called and told a friend that he was lost after walking away from the party, has been found and then lost again.  Over the weekend, Vasquez’ family had posted a $100,000 reward for news of his whereabouts.

Identification of the deceased pedestrian as Vasquez was made Monday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Further examination of the body was scheduled for Tuesday.

FURTHER INVESTIGATION IS WARRANTED

The fatal collision happened when Vasquez attempted to cross the 10 Freeway on foot and was hit by a driver traveling 60 mph who said the collision was unavoidable, according to California Highway Patrol investigators.  No charges have yet been filed against the driver who hit and killed Vasquez, but the accident remains under investigation.

The shock of losing a loved one killed in a pedestrian accident with a vehicle can turn a family’s life upside-down. Handling necessary insurance claims and other financial and legal problems that result from accidental death can be nearly impossible at such an emotional time.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Eloi Vasquez.

HELP FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND

The Torkzadeh Law Firm has over 35 years of combined experience in investigating and pursuing wrongful death claims and personal injury claims that result from car accidents and fatal pedestrian accidents.  We will meet with you for free to discuss your situation and your rights, and our experienced wrongful death attorneys will aggressively pursue the monetary compensation you need, to help handle the unavoidable financial consequences of tragedy.

Call us today at (888) 845-9696.  We’re here to help.

 


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