Las Cruces, NM (August 19, 2020) – A 27-year-old woman was killed following a fatal head-on collision in the Las Cruces area on Saturday, August 15, near the intersection of NM-185 (N. Valley Drive) and Lopez Road.
Initial reports revealed that two vehicles collided on the highway at around 4 p.m. near mile marker four. For unknown reasons, one vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another car near Lopez Road. The deceased victim was identified as Jaley Skufca of Las Cruces, a passenger of the vehicle that caused the collision.
Skufca sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead by responding paramedics. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces for treatment.
Three women in the other vehicles, all reported to be residents from El Paso, Texas, were also injured in the accident. The 70-year-old driver and a 47-year-old passenger were flown by helicopter to University Medical Center for treatment for the treatment of sustained injuries, and a 49-year-old passenger was transported by ambulance to Mountain View.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
Our local New Mexico wrongful death attorney Will Ferguson is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our New Mexico wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in New Mexico
Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous due to their increased fatality rate. These collisions are quite rare, only accounting for roughly 2% of reported vehicle collisions each year, but they are involved in more than 10% of fatal car accidents reported across the country. According to the Federal Highway Administration, head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Those who have lost a loved one in a deadly car accident should consult with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney to discuss lost compensation.
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