Clines Corner, NM - Leticia Lancaster-Valois Killed in Head-On Crash on US-285

Clines Corner, NM (August 22, 2023) - An Oklahoma City woman was killed and several others were hurt after a head-on collision outside of Clines Corner on Sunday, August 20. 

The fatal accident took place on US-285 near mile marker 259 at around 2 p.m. A woman was reportedly traveling southbound when she attempted to pass a vehicle traveling ahead of her. In the northbound lanes, a pickup truck was traveling with another vehicle behind it. 

The woman’s vehicle collided head-on with the pickup, and the following vehicle also became involved in the crash. The 66-year-old Oklahoma City woman driving the southbound car suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

The deceased was later identified as Leticia Lancaster-Valois of Oklahoma City. All other passengers involved in the accident were hospitalized for treatment of sustained injuries. 

No additional information has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Leticia Lancaster-Valois at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Head-On Collisions in New Mexico

Clines Corner, NM - Leticia Lancaster-Valois Killed in Head-On Crash on US-285Head-on crashes are particularly common in rural areas, where they make up almost 13 percent of reported car accidents. These types of collisions are some of the most devastating and can cause significant injuries due to the level of impact involved. 

You may think that you were not seriously injured by your car accident. Even if your accident took place at a busy downtown intersection or far out on a country road, there are always opportunities to gather evidence. If police are dispatched to the crash site, they will make an official report. This report will assign blame for the accident depending on statements from witnesses at the scene. You should try to get your own information from the nearby witnesses so you can start making a case on your behalf, even if officers assign blame to you for the accident. 

The insurance company may also try to blame you for the crash throughout the process of their own investigation. These statements are usually based on hearsay, and having your own sources to back up your side of the story can be a significant benefit. If you think that the police report contains errors, your lawyer can help set the record straight. In some cases, police reports can be corrected to include accurate information. If you went to seek medical attention, it is possible that the officers were unable to get a statement from you, and this means that you miss out on a chance to give your side of the story. Fortunately, your lawyer can make sure your perspective is clearly heard. 

Will Ferguson & Associates has a proven reputation fighting for the rights of New Mexico state residents. If you were injured in a car crash, you need to reach out to a qualified Albuquerque car crash lawyer right away. We can help make sure you are able to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a trained attorney. 


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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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