Ely, NV - Las Vegas Man Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on US-6

Ely, NV - Las Vegas Man Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on US-6

Ely, NV (November 29, 2023) - On Friday, November 24, a Las Vegas man was killed following a multi-vehicle collision outside of Ely. The deadly collision took place on US-6 near mile marker 33 in White Pines County that evening at around 6:40 p.m. It was reported that 33-year-old Cameron Estes of the 72nd Military Police Company was traveling to Battle Born Youth Challenge Academy at the time of the deadly collision.

Estes was headed eastbound in a pickup truck as a semi-trailer was traveling in the opposite direction. The roadways were icy, and Estes’ vehicle rotated clockwise and entered westbound traffic where it was hit by the oncoming 18-wheeler. Estes sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was later pronounced dead. The operator of the truck was not seriously injured. No additional information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cameron Estes at this time.

Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Nevada

In the event of a crash, a large 18-wheeler can cause devastating injuries. Nevada plays a key role in the American transportation system, and it is very common to see commercial trucks traveling on the state’s roads and highways. According to the most recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were 360 fatal trucking accidents reported across the state resulting in 385 fatalities in total. Intoxication, speed, and fatigue are common contributors in semi-truck accidents.

It is never easy to deal with a loved one's passing. If you later discover that the actions of a careless driver were to blame, you may feel as though your life will never be the same, and it can make the loss be even more difficult to handle. Following a fatal collision, it is imperative that you have a thorough awareness of your legal rights. If it is determined that someone's negligence contributed to the fatal accident, Nevada state law offers a means for the victim's surviving family members to receive financial compensation on behalf of the deceased.

After a fatal accident, there are numerous advantages to working with an experienced personal injury lawyer. These are challenging circumstances, so you need an experienced person to help guide and manage your case. It can help protect your claim and make sure you have someone with the right experience on your side.

If a family member is killed in a semi-truck accident, the legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to provide assistance. Families should not be held accountable for the careless driving of a driver. To guarantee that you can obtain a complete financial recovery during this trying time, our Ely wrongful death attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. Give our offices a call at 775-227-2280 to speak with an experienced lawyer about your situation.

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