Mason Wessel Detained in Deadly DUI Crash on 80 Freeway near Dixon Avenue
DIXON, CA (April 13, 2021) — Mason Wessel faces felony charges in a fatal DUI accident on the 80 Freeway near Dixon Avenue Sunday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 2:40 a.m. For unknown reasons, a Mazda CX-5 driver, speeding on the 80 Freeway, rear-ended a Hyundai Elantra.
Soon after, several passersby pulled over to assist the two drivers. However, at some point, 29-year-old Wessel approached the scene and struck a Toyota Prius with his Toyota Tacoma. Subsequently, the Tacoma slammed into the Mazda and its driver, who was purportedly standing outside of the SUV. From there, Wessel hit a 47-year-old Dixon woman trying to help the crash victims.
Tragically, the woman died at the scene, and her identity has not been released. Paramedics responded shortly after and transported the Mazda and Toyota Prius drivers to Vacaville Kaiser Permanente for treatment.
As for Wessel, who suffered major injuries in the crash, police arrested him for a DUI. If anyone has more information on this accident, please contact the CHP.
Our caring thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
You can hire one of our wrongful death attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel Kim. We have years of experience in settling personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving reckless car accidents. If you are a child or spouse of the deceased, then your family may be eligible for compensation. Daniel can tell you more during your free consultation. If you are ready to explore your options, call (800) 895-7199. You can also request a copy of the police report from the accident.