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Santa Rosa, NM - Two Killed After Semi Hits Cow on I-40

December 1, 2021
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Santa Rosa, NM (December 1, 2021) - Two people died following a collision involving a semi-truck and a cow outside of Santa Rosa on Friday morning, November 26. The deadly crash occurred on Interstate 40 at around 1:58 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that 50-year-old Jorge Felix Martinez Sanchez of Orlando was operating a 2017 Peterbilt CMV on the highway. He was headed eastbound when he struck a cow on the road. The semi-truck continued to leave the roadway where it hit a guardrail and overturned. 

Both the driver and his passenger, 30-year-old Travis Ruiz Pizarro of Puerto Rico, suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the crash. No further information has been released at this time. 

An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Travis Ruiz Pizarro and Jorge Felix Martinez Sanchez at this time.

Fatal Auto Accidents in New Mexico

Santa Rosa, NM - Two Killed After Semi Hits Cow on I-40Almost every day, we engage in one of the most dangerous activities: driving. In New Mexico, one out of every 130 car accidents results in a fatality. Two of the most common causes of serious car accidents in the state are distracted driving and speeding. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, a car accident occurs every 26 minutes, and over 25,000 people are injured each year in New Mexico's nearly 40,000 car accidents.

Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to assist surviving family members when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence. Unfortunately, obtaining that compensation is frequently easier said than done. Just because the victim died does not absolve the at-fault party of responsibility. Insurance companies for those at-fault will frequently try to shift blame for a fatal accident. The person or entity responsible for an untimely death should pay compensation to the family members of the deceased to assist with accident-related expenses. Only a Santa Rosa semi-truck crash lawyer with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can accomplish this.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Santa Rosa

After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind, but you don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can bring a loved one back. Our Santa Rosa car accident lawyers understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to following the death of a loved one, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to speak with a Santa Rosa wrongful death lawyer about your case.

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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