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Jal, NM - Kevin Montes Dies in Crash with Semi-Truck on NM-128

August 16, 2022
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Jal, NM (August 16, 2022) - A man from Katy, Texas was killed after being involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer outside of Jal on Thursday, August 11. The fatal accident took place on NM-128 at around 8:10 p.m. 

Local reports revealed that 53-year-old Kevin F. Montes was headed eastbound in a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Montes reportedly crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a westbound 2016 Peterbilt 18-wheeler. Montes suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The operator of the rig was also hurt and treated by attending medical personnel. The truck driver is not facing charges in relation to the deadly crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

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

Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

Jal, NM - Kevin Montes Dies in Crash with Semi-Truck on NM-128A large truck comes with many inherent dangers when traveling on the road. In America, there are 500,000 semi-truck accidents per year, which cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and maybe even 5,000 fatalities. Around 1,400 of the 43,000 or so vehicle accidents that happen in New Mexico each year include semi-trucks.

An accident involving a commercial vehicle may have been caused by a number of circumstances, including trucking businesses that overwork their drivers and manufacturers that release inferior parts. No matter how difficult your situation may be, the New Mexico truck accident attorneys at our firm are prepared to assist you.

Truck collisions are nearly usually more devastating than incidents involving passenger vehicles since large rigs are substantially heavier than passenger automobiles. People using New Mexico roads are at severe risk from trucking businesses that skimp on recruiting and educating drivers, following safety regulations, and maintaining their trucks.

Whether a semi-truck accident is caused by the carelessness of a truck driver or a significant trucking company, the team of Jal semi-truck accident lawyers at Will Ferguson & Associates is prepared to take them on. Call (505) 243-5566 right immediately to speak with a personal injury attorney about your case. When an 18-wheeler hits you, our legal team will fight to ensure that you obtain fair and complete compensation for your damages.

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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