Lawsuit filed for family of girl killed in crash
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The family of a teenager killed in a suspected DUI hit-and-run crash will file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Leslie Balderrama, 14, died after she was stuck in October along Highway 202 near Sage Lane in Tehachapi.
Neither of the people in the truck, 20-year-old Isaac Macias nor 19-year-old Ibrahim Essa Gomes, have been charged in the crash, according to law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles.
The firm, which represents the girl's family, said the lawsuit will be filed against Macias and Gomes, as well as Macias' suspected employer.
Exelon Generation Co. LLC and First Solar Inc. will be named in the lawsuit, though a representative of the law firm said there are conflicting reports as to which company Macias worked for.
Macias drove a truck owned by Exelon Generation at the time of the crash, according to Chain | Cohn | Stiles. Attorney Matthew Clark said the suit alleges the company was neglectful in its training of Macias and neglectful for entrusting Macias with the truck.