Jal, NM - Kevin Martinez Killed in Head-on Crash at Orla Rd
Jal, NM (January 27, 2020) - Officials from the New Mexico State Police were at the scene of a fatal collision near Jal, New Mexico on Saturday, January 25th. Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred on Orla Road at around 4:23 p.m. when a southbound pickup truck crossed the centerline and collided with a 2019 International Commercial Motor Vehicle. Authorities were present to render aid to those injured in the crash.
The driver of the pickup, Kevin Martinez, 24, of Laredo, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck sustained unknown injuries and was transported to a Texas hospital. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.
No charges have been levied at this time. An investigation into the crash is being handled by NMSP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kevin Martinez at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in New Mexico
Head-on collisions can result in fatal injuries, even at low speeds. When these crashes occur at highway speeds, they are nearly always deadly. Head-on collisions are responsible for nearly 10 percent of all roadway fatalities each year.
The severity of a head-on collision can’t be understated. Victims often suffer from significant damages that can impact their lives for years. In some cases, injured victims can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Albuquerque car crash lawyer.
You shouldn’t leave your compensation to chance. The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you obtain a fair settlement for your injuries. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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