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Taos, NM - Whon Washington, Giano Weathers Killed in Rollover Crash on NM-68

December 12, 2022
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Taos, NM (December 12, 2022) - Two people were killed and another injured after a rollover crash in the Taos area on Friday, December 9. 

The deadly accident was reported on NM-68 near mile marker 37 early that morning. It was reported that three siblings were riding in a vehicle when it overturned on the highway. Two occupants suffered fatal injuries and another was hospitalized for treatment. 

The deceased parties were later identified as 47-year-old Whon Ojeike Keiko Washington of San Francisco and 52-year-old Giano Rowena Weathers of New Hampshire. No additional information on the deadly crash has been provided at this time. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Whon Ojeike Keiko Washington and Giano Rowena Weathers at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Rollover Accidents in New Mexico

Taos, NM - Whon Washington, Giano Weathers Killed in Rollover Crash on NM-68A small portion of the nation’s yearly total of more than 9.1 million automotive accidents involves rollovers. Rollover incidents nonetheless result in an extremely high number of fatalities even though this is the case. A rollover occurs in about 35% of all fatal automobile accidents. These collisions frequently happen as a result of bad weather or careless driving.

A family should never have to face the heartache and sadness of losing a member due to someone else's irresponsibility. Sadly, each year in New Mexico there are a significant number of people lose their lives in car accidents that could have been prevented. We are aware of the fact that no amount of monetary compensation could ever adequately make up for the loss that you have sustained.

In the case that a close friend or family member dies suddenly, you can go through mental pain and it's likely that you won't be able to cope with their loss. In the case that this happens, you could find it difficult to accept their passing. If your family discovers that the deceased person's death was brought about by someone else's negligence, they could find it more difficult to grasp the tragedy.

After losing a loved one, you can think that nothing in your life will ever be the same again. We are all too aware of the suffering endured by New Mexican families who have lost a loved one. Will Ferguson & Associates' mission is to aid families who are having a hard time accepting the death of a loved one. A Taos wrongful death lawyer can help you after the loss of a loved one by helping you secure the necessary financial support.

Call our offices at (505) 243-5566 to arrange a consultation with a lawyer to go over your options for receiving compensation after a sudden death in the family.

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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