The Weber County Attorney’s Office has filed charges today against the passenger of the Cadillac that struck 18-year-old Derek Jasper of South Ogden and 19-year-old passenger Blake Strebel of South Jordan in this fatal car accident in Ogden, Utah.
According to KSL News, charges were filed against Andrew Gomez, 21, of Ogden, Utah for assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Charges are currently pending for the 17 year old driver of the Cadillac, Mark Mora. Currently, the charges being recommended for Mora include vehicular homicide, DUI, evading police, running a red light, improper registration, no proof of insurance and driving on a denied license.
If there was no insurance on the car, then the family of Derek Jasper and Blake Strebel will likely be unable to make a claim against the at fault driver in this case. If this is the case, the civil action in this case would be against the insurance company that the Jasper and or Strebel had at the time of this sad car accident.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah car accident attorney.