Deming, NM - Kay Chandler Killed in Head-On Crash with Semi on Hatch Hwy

Deming, NM (July 6, 2023) - On Sunday, July 2, a woman identified as Kay Chandler was killed, and several others were hurt after a head-on collision involving a commercial truck in the Deming area. 

The deadly accident took place on Hatch Highway in Luna County at around 10 p.m. A semi-truck on Highway 26 hit the rear of a water tanker before entering oncoming traffic and crashing head-on with an SUV. 

A passenger in the SUV, 77-year-old Kay Chandler was transported to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The operator of the tanker was not hurt, but the two other drivers were injured and hospitalized for treatment. 

No updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. 

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

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

Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in New Mexico

Deming, NM - Kay Chandler Killed in Head-On Crash with Semi on Hatch HwyLarge semi-trucks are all over New Mexico roadways and play a key role in the American transportation system. In the United States, there are 500,000 semi-truck accidents each year, and these collisions result in hundreds of thousands of injuries and over 5,000 fatalities annually. About 1,400 of the 43,000 or more car accidents in New Mexico each year involve semi-trucks, and one out of every 30 semi-truck accidents is thought to be fatal.

Losing a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident is never simple, and these collisions are made all the more agonizing when someone else's negligence is to blame. If a family member is killed by a reckless truck driver, you will need to rebuild your life and most likely be responsible for unforeseeable costs associated with the fatal accident. In order to help you and your family through this trying time, we will do everything in our power to make sure you are able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. 

If you are unsure about your eligibility for compensation, your attorney can answer any questions you may have, and you and your family may be entitled to financial assistance to pay for expenditures like funeral and burial fees, medical bills, and other damages by pursuing a wrongful death claim. You need a wrongful death attorney on your side if you want to ensure that your rights are upheld and that your case is handled fairly.

You and your loved ones will be left to pick up the pieces if a loved one dies unexpectedly in a semi-truck accident. In addition to helping you and your family cope with your tragic loss, the wrongful death lawyers at Will Ferguson & Associates are committed to assisting you in seeking restitution in a wrongful death lawsuit. The loss of a loved one may cause the family of the deceased to decide to postpone filing a claim. However, you need to start working on your case as soon as you can in order to ensure that crucial evidence is preserved. To talk with a Deming wrongful death attorney about your case, call our offices at (505) 243-5566.


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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