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Farmington, NM - Michael McCraren Dies in Head-On Crash

October 8, 2021
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Farmington, NM (October 8, 2021) - Two people were killed in the aftermath of a two-vehicle collision in Farmington on Tuesday, October 5. 

The fatal crash took place early that morning. Local sources indicated that 50-year-old Michael Shannon McCraren of Tucson was traveling westbound at the time of the impact. McCraren’s Volvo SUV was hit head-on when an eastbound drifted into his lane. 

McCraren was killed on impact. A passenger of the Maserati, Hannah Elisabeth Cornelson of Surprise, Arizona, was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Both the driver and another passenger of the Maserati were hospitalized for treatment. 

The driver of the Maserati is currently facing pending charges. An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Michael Shannon McCraren and Hannah Elisabeth Cornelson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal Head-On Collisions in New Mexico

Farmington, NM - Michael McCraren Dies in Head-On CrashWith a fatality rate of almost 58%, head-on collisions are among the most dangerous forms of accidents. Although they account for only 2% of all documented vehicle accidents, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road fatalities each year. Veering into oncoming traffic puts drivers at risk of striking head-on with another vehicle, which can be dangerous even at modest speeds.

It's normal for surviving family members to seek justice when another person's recklessness causes the death of a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits, on the other hand, are among the most difficult to win. A wrongful death case may be able to assist families in obtaining the funds they require to cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, emotional distress, and other expenditures related to a deadly incident. A multitude of rules, including strict statutes of limitations and eligibility requirements, make wrongful death claims difficult to pursue. That is why having an experienced Farmington car accident lawyer on your side is advantageous.

Auto Accident Attorneys in Farmington

When a loved one is murdered in an accident that should not have happened, you should speak with a Farmington wrongful death attorney to learn about your legal options for compensation and to protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can ever fully compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys understand, however, that families dealing with the death of a loved one are frequently put in a financial bind.

If you have just lost a family member in an unforeseen accident, call our New Mexico law firm at (505) 243-5566 to find out how we can help.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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