4 Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crash on US-395

2 Dead, 3 Injured in Susanville Accident

Susanville, CA (August 21, 2018) – Two died and three were injured in a DUI crash in Susanville. The fatal accident happened on August 21 on US-395. 

Chester resident Douglas Hansken, 67, was heading north on US-395. He was driving a GMC Sierra pickup when he lost control and swerved into the southbound lane.

He side-swiped a Chevrolet Cruze carrying four passengers. He kept driving and hit a Hyundai Elantra carrying five passengers head-on. The GMC then rolled over and was hit by a Ford Escape with four passengers.

One person died at the accident scene. Another was taken to a local hospital and later died. The others involved were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Hansken was arrested at the accident scene. He faces charges for driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. He was also hospitalized for his injuries.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victims.

We understand what you are going through. The personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have extensive experience in representing family members who have lost a loved one in an accident. We know how to get all of the compensation that you deserve. Our team of investigators, lawyers and paralegals can help guide you through the process of making a claim and recovering from your unfortunate loss. Call 1-800-718-4658 today to speak with a wrongful death attorney at our law firm.

If you are the accident victim or a family member of the victim, Nadrich & Cohen will request a copy of the police report and provide it to you free of charge. Please complete the Free Police Report Request Form on this page, or call us directly at 1-800-718-4658. We are here to help.

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