John Marquez, 20, is suspected of DUI following a collision that caused the death of a 69-year-old San Martin resident and injured four at the intersection of East Middle Avenue and Center Avenue.
Morgan Hill, CA, May 16, 2022 — Lorenzo Castillo has been identified by authorities as the victim in a two-vehicle collision that occurred on May 15 in Morgan Hill. John Padilla Marquez is suspected of DUI following the collision. Lorenzo Castillo, a 69-year-old San Martin resident, was driving an older model Ford F-150 pickup truck east on East Middle Avenue prior to 12:50 p.m. At the same time, a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 20-year-old San Jose resident John Marquez was heading south on Center Avenue. Authorities allege that the Chevrolet failed to stop at a stop sign, causing the collision. At least one occupant of the pickup truck was thrown from the vehicle. First-responders arrived but Lorenzo Castillo died from his injuries. Two passengers, described as a 57-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were taken to area hospitals with injuries. John Padilla Marquez and a 21-year-old passenger in the Malibu were also taken for treatment. A third occupant was not injured. The California Highway Patrol in Hollister-Gilroy has said it suspects that alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident as the investigation continues.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Lorenzo Castillo during this very difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to the injured.
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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.