Ranchos De Taos, NM - Lisa Marie Day Killed on NM-240
Ranchos De Taos, NM (July 4, 2020) - A woman was killed following a suspected DUI collision in Ranchos de Taos on Sunday, June 28. The collision occurred on NM-240 near Calle Martinez at around 7 p.m. Local reports revealed that Desiderio Garcia, 48, was driving a car when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Lisa Marie Day, 39, was a passenger in the vehicle, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities reported that alcohol was involved in the accident. Garcia was charged for vehicular homicide and taken into custody by law enforcement.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lisa Marie Day at this time.
New Mexico Deadly DUI Crashes
In 2016, 28% of reported roadway fatalities involved drunk drivers. That year, 10,497 people across the country were killed by drunk drivers. On average, someone is killed in a DUI collision every 50 minutes.
Wrongful death lawsuits are meant to compensate surviving family members when someone else causes the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that doesn’t mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the deceased’s family members.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney.
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