Wells, NV (August 21, 2020) – Two people were killed following a single-vehicle collision outside of Wells on Wednesday morning, August 19. The collision took place 18 miles outside of Wells on Interstate 80 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway).
Officials from the Nevada Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the accident at around 10:50 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 2000 silver Ford Excursion sport-utility vehicle was traveling toward Wells at the time of the accident. The right rear tread began to separate from the tire, resulting in the SUV leaving the roadway and entering the median.
The vehicle overturned multiple times, ejecting multiple occupants. The vehicle came to a rest on its wheels near mile marker 365. Two passengers were ejected and were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased parties were identified as two West Wendover residents, 49-year-old Maria Taide Munoz and 80-year-old Maria Gonzalez. Two others were flown from the scene with serious injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families 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 Nevada wrongful death attorney Richard Harris 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 Nevada 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 Rollover Accidents in Nevada
Rollover crashes are some of the most fatal, with a greater fatality rate than head-on crashes and sideswipe accidents. Rollovers are quite rare, only making up 2.1% of the reported 9.1 million passenger vehicle crashes in 2010. That year, rollover collisions were involved in nearly 35% of reported roadway fatalities. There were 7,600 reported deaths resulting from rollover crashes that year, and 69% of deceased victims were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Surviving family members of deceased victims should contact a Wells wrongful death attorney to discuss pursuing a wrongful death claim.
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