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Chama, NM - Lance Gray Killed in Collision on US-64

July 15, 2020
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Chama, NM (July 15, 2020) - A Penasco man was killed following a two-vehicle collision outside of Chama on Sunday, July 12. The accident took place on US-64 near milepost 151. Officials from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of the accident at around 9:42 p.m. 

Local sources revealed that a Jemez Springs woman was driving a 1993 Jeep westbound on the highway when the vehicle struck an elk and overturned. The Jeep then struck the driver’s side door of a 1972 Chevrolet pickup. The driver of the pickup, Lance Gray, 59, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. 

At this time, no charges have been filed. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by NMSP. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lance Gray at this time.

New Mexico Deadly Car Accidents

Chama, NM - Lance Gray Killed in Collision on US-64We all like to think that we would not be involved in a serious accident, but unfortunately, they are a reality for countless victims across New Mexico. There were 337 fatal collisions reported in the state in 2014, contributing to 383 reported deaths. That is more than one death each day on New Mexico roadways. The vehicle fatality rate in New Mexico is one of the highest in the country at 18.4 deaths per 100,000 people. 

New Mexico wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly New Mexico car crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims. 

Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one.  Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney

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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