Michael Spears has been arrested in connection with a crash at Elise Avenue and Power Inn Road that killed a 35-year-old local woman and seriously injured a 4-year-old.
Sacramento, CA, June 2, 2022 — Veronica Vargas has been identified by authorities as the deceased victim in an alleged DUI two-vehicle collision that occurred on May 26 in Sacramento. Michael Spears has been arrested in connection with the deadly crash. Veronica Vargas, a 35-year-old local resident, was driving a Ford Explorer with a 4-year-old girl as a passenger. At some time prior to 8:30 a.m., information attributed to the California Highway Patrol alleges that the driver of pickup, 32-year-old Elk Grove resident Michael Spears, was driving a Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck recklessly. Authorities charge that it sped through the a red-light, causing the devastating collision. First-responders arrived but Veronica Vargas tragically died from her injuries. The 4-year-old was brought to the hospital with injuries described as serious. Meanwhile, authorities allege that Michael Spears – who allegedly was driving on a suspended license — attempted to leave the scene but was prevented from doing so by bystanders. He was soon arrested on charges that included vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and hit-and-run. Nevertheless, the investigation into the deadly collision remains underway.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Veronica Vargas during this very difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to the injured four-year-old girl
When individuals are harmed or killed in traffic accidents and another party is at fault, full compensation is not always granted, despite the circumstances. Skilled legal representation from a truck accident attorney is typically a must in these situations. Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock has helped countless families and individuals obtain the compensation they need to deal with expenses and move on with their lives. For a police report or other information, call us today at (818) 405-9091.