Deming, NM - Armando Benavidez Killed in Head-On Crash on I-10
Deming, NM (June 23, 2020) - A Deming man was killed following a collision involving a tractor-trailer on Saturday, June 20th. The collision reportedly occurred on I-10 WB (US-70). Armando Benavidez, 80, was driving a pickup truck on I-10 WB when a collision head-on with a tractor-trailer.
Benavidez was pronounced dead at the scene by the responding officials. No other injuries were reported in the collision. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Armando Benavidez at this time.
Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes in New Mexico
Every 15 minutes, someone is killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer. There are more than 500,000 collisions involving tractor-trailers each year. These accidents result in 5,000 deaths on average annually.
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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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