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Albuquerque, NM - Driver Charged in Fatal DWI Crash on I-40 near Unser Blvd

January 23, 2023
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Albuquerque, NM (January 23, 2023) - A man has been charged after a fatal accident in the Albuquerque area on Saturday, January 21. 

The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 40 near Unser Boulevard at around 3:38 a.m. It was reported that a red GMC pickup truck driven by Raymundo Jaquez-Barallasco hit a Hyundai on the highway. The impact caused the Hyundai to hit a nearby Honda that had a flat tire. 

The Honda hit the man and woman working on the vehicle. The woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was transported to a hospital in critical condition. 

The at-fault driver was later apprehended by authorities and charged with vehicular DWI homicide and DWI great bodily harm by vehicle. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Drunk Driving Accidents in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Driver Charged in Fatal DWI Crash on I-40 near Unser BlvdDrunk driving is a serious issue, and New Mexico has a high rate of fatal drunk driving accidents per capita, ranking 6th in the United States. The state also has a high rate of speeding and DUI arrests, ranking 12th and 10th respectively. Reckless drivers who drink and drive put themselves and others at grave risk. Victims and their families should contact an attorney to recover financially from a drunk driving accident. 

A car accident can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional well-being, both in the short and long term. It's essential to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you seek fair compensation for your injuries. At Will Ferguson & Associates, we understand that each case is unique, and we take a personalized approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Whether you are recovering from severe injuries or facing financial challenges, our skilled car accident attorneys in New Mexico can help you file a claim against the at-fault driver and make sure you don't have to pay for accident-related expenses out of your own pocket.

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident can be devastating and leave a lasting impact on your life. At Will Ferguson & Associates, our Albuquerque wrongful death attorneys understand the pain and grief experienced by New Mexico families who have lost a loved one. We are dedicated to helping these families through this difficult time by seeking financial compensation to support their healing. If you need help after losing a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (505) 243-5566 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.

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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