Roswell, NM - Arlie, Billie Plunk Die in Crash with Semi-Truck on US-380
Roswell, NM (September 29, 2022) - Two people were killed following a collision outside of Roswell on Tuesday morning, September 27. The accident was reported on US-380 near Red Bridge Road at around 4:30 a.m.
A semi-truck was headed westbound on the highway when the trucker missed a turn. The operator of the semi attempted to reverse onto the roadway when it was hit by an eastbound passenger car.
The occupants of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The deceased parties were later identified as 89-year-old Arlie Plunk Jr. and 83-year-old Billie J. Plunk.
No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Arlie and Billie Plunk at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in New Mexico
A large commercial vehicle can leave victims suffering from life-threatening injuries. These types of accidents are severe to the massive size of these rigs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a semi-truck or other commercial truck was involved in a startling 14% of fatal incidents in New Mexico.
It is unacceptable that any family should ever have to go through the anguish and sadness of losing a member of their family because of the carelessness of another person. Sadly, every year in our state there is still a great deal of car crashes that may have been avoided. We are aware that no amount of financial compensation could ever make up for the loss that you have suffered. Carelessness is responsible for far too many deaths in New Mexico, whether they occur as a result of a vehicle accident or a truck collision.
You could feel as though you can no longer live your life the way you once did after losing a loved one. We at Will Ferguson & Associates are all too familiar with this feeling, and we want to assist families who are grieving the loss of a loved one by assisting them in moving on. After a fatal accident, our wrongful death lawyers in Roswell can provide assistance.
To schedule a meeting with a lawyer to go through your possibilities for collecting compensation following an unexpected death in the family, call (505) 243-5566.
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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.