Tucumcari, NM - Stephanie Chasar Dies in Head-On Crash with Truck on US-54
Tucumcari, NM (February 22, 2022) - One person was killed and another seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash outside of Tucumcari on Friday night, February 18. The fatal accident took place near milepost 321 on US-54 at around 8 p.m.
A U-Haul truck and a tractor-trailer were reportedly involved in the collision. The truck was headed westbound on the highway when it attempted to pass another commercial vehicle. The tractor-trailer crashed head-on with an oncoming U-Haul truck.
The driver of the U-Haul, 53-year-old Stephanie Chasar, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. A 26-year-old passenger in the U-Haul suffered serious injuries. 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 Stephanie Chasar at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
Every 15 seconds, someone is killed or seriously injured in a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision. Approximately 67% of fatal semi-truck collisions in 2017 involved passengers in automobiles. According to the most recent statistics, one out of every 30 trucking accidents in New Mexico results in a fatality.
It's natural for surviving family members to want justice when a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence. However, wrongful death claims are among the most difficult types of lawsuits. A wrongful death lawsuit could help families get the money they need to cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, emotional anguish, and other costs associated with a fatal accident. Because wrongful death claims are complicated, with strict statutes of limitations and limitations on who can file, having an experienced Tucumcari truck accident lawyer on your side can help you recover financially.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in the Tucumcari
When a loved one is killed in an accident that should not have happened, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer in Tucumcari as soon as possible to discuss your legal options for compensation and to protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also understand that clients who have lost a family member are frequently in financial distress.
If you have recently lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call our law offices right away at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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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.