Driver Faces Charges in Deadly Huntington Beach Collision [Orange County, CA]

Orange County, CA (June 7, 2024)-Huntington Beach Collision: Jyles Timothy Sellers, a 24-year-old from Huntington Beach, faced his initial court appearance on Thursday, charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated following a fatal hit-and-run incident.

The arraignment, initially slated for this session, has been postponed to June 28 at the West Justice Center in Westminster.

The charges are connected to a tragic accident on February 9, where Arturo Becerril Rodriguez, aged 55, also from Huntington Beach, lost his life. The collision happened late in the evening around 9:30 p.m. on Edinger Avenue, just east of Edwards Street.

Huntington Beach Collision: 24-Year-Old Arraigned in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case
Edinger Avenue where the Fatal Hit-and-Run accident occurred


According to police reports, Rodriguez was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius when struck by a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Sellers.

Sellers allegedly fled the scene immediately following the collision. Emergency responders rushed Rodriguez to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Sellers was apprehended shortly after the incident. He is accused of excessive speeding and driving under the influence, which police believe led to the rear-end collision that resulted in Rodriguez’s death.

These allegations point to a clear disregard for the safety of others, raising serious legal and ethical questions about the responsibilities of drivers and the consequences of their actions.

In cases like this, the victim’s family may be entitled to substantial compensation.

The types of compensation typically considered include medical expenses incurred before the victim’s demise, funeral, and burial costs, loss of expected earnings, loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support, and pain and suffering the deceased may have endured before death.

When the at-fault party is charged with a crime, such as driving under the influence, punitive damages may also be pursued to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior.

Navigating the complexities of such legal battles can be overwhelming for families already dealing with grief and loss. This is where Crocketts Law Group can be of immense help.

With a deep understanding of both the emotional and legal challenges involved in fatal collision cases, Crocketts Law Group specializes in ensuring that families receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Their seasoned attorneys can handle all aspects of the case, from investigating the crash to negotiating with insurance companies and litigating in court if necessary.

Our expertise extends to effectively demonstrating the full impact of the loss on the family, financially and emotionally, thereby ensuring that the compensation awarded truly reflects the magnitude of the family’s loss.

We provide compassionate yet assertive legal representation to ensure that rights are fully protected and that families do not settle for less than they deserve.

For families affected by such tragic events, partnering with a firm like Crocketts Law Group can make a significant difference in the outcome of their cases.

Our legal support ensures that while families focus on healing, their legal team is dedicated to securing their future.

This comprehensive approach to handling fatal car accident claims underscores the importance of having knowledgeable and experienced legal representation in navigating the complex aftermath of tragic road collisions.

Our law firm extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

It’s important to have experienced wrongful death lawyers on your side when losing a loved one in a car accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

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Source: My News LA

The map below shows Edinger Avenue where the Fatal Hit-and-Run accident occurred

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Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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