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Tucumcari, NM - Ervin Burton Jr Suffers Fatal Injuries in Crash on US-54

November 1, 2022
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Tucumcari, NM (November 1, 2022) - On Saturday, October 30, a Chicago man was killed following a traffic accident outside of Tucumcari. 

The deadly accident was reported on US-54 at around 10 a.m. It was reported that 32-year-old Ervin Burton Jr. of Chicago, Illinois had parked a Chevrolet Impala on the highway. The vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck, and the impact caused the Chevy to leave the roadway. 

Burton and his 27-year-old passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Burton later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway. 

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

Deadly High-Speed Car Accidents in New Mexico

Tucumcari, NM - Ervin Burton Jr Suffers Fatal Injuries in Crash on US-54In New Mexico, there are numerous reasons why accidents happen, but speeding is by far the biggest offender. More than 25% of all fatal crashes on the road are caused by speeding, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is astonishing because it is a decision to drive fast over the speed limit.

In the state of New Mexico, there are a number of different regulations that could have an effect on a wrongful death claim that you make.  It is possible that, without the advice of a skilled wrongful death attorney in Albuquerque, it will be impossible for you to determine which of those apply to your specific circumstances. That is why you need to start discussing your case right away with an attorney. 

They will not only have the knowledge but also the resources necessary to guide you through the process in a timely manner and ensure that sufficient evidence has been obtained to support the claim that you are making. You need to carefully review what happened leading up to the death of your family member. We are here to support you during your difficult time. 

After losing a loved one, you could feel as though you can no longer live your life the way you once did. We are all too aware of the suffering endured by bereaved families. Will Ferguson & Associates' mission is to aid families who are having a hard time accepting the death of a loved one. Our Tucumcari wrongful death attorneys can assist you and your family in getting over a terrible tragedy.

Call (505) 243-5566 to arrange a consultation with a lawyer to discuss your options for obtaining 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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