Farmington, NM - Truck Driver Killed in Collision on NM-371
Farmington, NM (August 7, 2020) - According to reports from the Navajo Police Department, a deadly crash on Tuesday, August 4, resulted in the death of a truck driver on NM-371. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were notified of a two-vehicle collision on the highway at around 3:53 p.m. that afternoon.
Initial reports revealed that a semi-truck traveling northbound collided with a southbound Jeep SUV on the highway near mile marker 92. The 54-year-old man operating the commercial vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. The two occupants traveling in the Jeep, identified as a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, were both injured and transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
The factors contributing to the collision have not been made public at this time. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released at this time. No further updates on the conditions of the other injured parties have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by the Navajo Division of Public Safety Department of Criminal Investigations. More details will be released as it continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Collisions in San Juan County
There are millions of semi-trucks traveling on the roads of the United States each year, and many of these accidents result in catastrophic injuries. There are more than 500,000 reported collisions involving large semi-trucks across the country each year, and more than 500 truck drivers are killed in these collisions annually. Truck drivers are often required to meet tight deadlines, causing them to take reckless actions that can potentially increase the risk of a crash, such as speeding and driving without adequate sleep.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A New Mexico wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. New Mexico wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with an Albuquerque fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Will Ferguson & Associates knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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