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Grant Co, NM - 2 Killed In Rollover Accident On US-180

January 10, 2020
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Grant Co, NM (January 10, 2020) - A fatal motor-vehicle accident took place on US-180 in Grant County at around 1:50 p.m. on January 8th. A vehicle overturned, killing both its occupants.

The deceased parties have been identified as Viola H. Escobar, 67, of Santa Clara, New Mexico and Lucia Mendoza Norero, 68, of Arenas Valley, New Mexico. The two were traveling on US-180 when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and seatbelts were reported to be properly utilized. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by the New Mexico State Police. 

We would like to extend our condolences to the families of Viola H. Escobar and Lucia Mendoza Norero at this time.

New Mexico Rollover Crashes

Grant Co, NM - 2 Killed In Rollover Accident On US-180Rollover collisions are becoming more and more common in New Mexico. Some have connected this rise in rollovers to the increasing popularity of large vehicles such as SUVs, which are more prone to overturning. Sadly, these crashes account for a significant portion of fatal crashes.

Thirty-five percent of all passenger vehicle fatalities involve rollover-style accidents. The loss of a loved one often leaves family members to handle the financial and emotional consequences. In some cases, surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation.

You should consult with a qualified New Mexico wrongful death attorney after the sudden death of a family member. Will Ferguson & Associates is here to make sure that you and your family are able to recover. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case today. 

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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