Carrizozo, NM - One Killed, One Hurt in Crash with Semi-Truck on US-54

Carrizozo, NM (April 5, 2023) - On Monday, April 3, one person was killed, and another was injured after a crash involving a semi-truck in the Carrizozo area. 

At around 9 a.m., the deadly accident was reported on US-54 in Lincoln County. It was reported that 25-year-old Jay Drake Murray was headed southbound when he collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Murrey suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the rig was transported to a nearby hospital. No further information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. 

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

Deadly Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

Carrizozo, NM - One Killed, One Hurt in Crash with Semi-Truck on US-54New Mexico rivers frequently share the road with 18-wheelers that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Instead, it is the drivers of considerably smaller passenger cars who suffer when truck drivers operate these large vehicles recklessly. Large semi-trucks are a contributing factor in tens of thousands of accidents each year in the United States, and victims should seek compensation for their losses.

A wrongful death is one that would not have existed if another person had not been careless, reckless, or intentionally malevolent. You already know how painful it is if a loved one of yours died in an accident. Only if another person's carelessness caused the disaster would that suffering be more severe. Thankfully, in New Mexico, the surviving family members of victims who passed away as a result of negligence may pursue wrongful death claims in order to recover compensation for their pain and loss.

The compensation you may be eligible for will not likely ease your emotional anguish, but it might help with your family's lost income and funeral and burial costs. The at-fault party should be held accountable for their actions, and these cases can make sure that similar events do not happen in the future. 

When a loved one passes away unexpectedly in a car accident, you are probably experiencing intense anguish. The wrongful death attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates are committed to pursuing financial recompense because we want to be there for you during this difficult time. Our legal team is here to help you after the terrible loss of a loved one so that you can get the just compensation to which you and your family are entitled so that the responsible person is held accountable, and you also get the justice you need to recover and move on. Families that have just experienced a loss may not be considering making a claim for compensation, but doing so could be very advantageous to you and your surviving loved ones. If you require assistance following a wrongful death, call our office at (505) 243-5566 to arrange a consultation with one of our Carrizozo wrongful death attorneys.


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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