Jean, NV (November 20, 2023) - On Saturday night, November 18, one person was killed and another was hurt following a single-vehicle crash outside of Jean. The deadly accident was reported on Interstate 15 WB near mile marker 5 at around 9:49 p.m. It was reported that a vehicle with two occupants was traveling on Goodsprings Road when the car left the lane and overturned. A male occupant was ejected in the crash.
The ejected victim suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The other occupant was transported to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. The roadway was closed in both directions while emergency crews were present. The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time. No further information has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Crashes in Nevada
When a vehicle overturns, it is a terrible experience, and these types of accidents can be incredibly dangerous, particularly when they take place at high speeds. Certain types of vehicles are more prone to overturning in the event of a crash, including sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks. In 2019, a total of 6,358 vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes across the United States. Almost 74 percent of these rollovers involved a prior impact that caused the vehicle to overturn, while only 26 percent of rollover deaths that year did not involve any type of impact.
Losing someone you love is never easy, and it can only be more difficult if you find out that their death was caused by someone else’s reckless actions. You need to be sure that you are able to take the necessary legal action in order to recover any resulting expenses after a deadly collision. It can seem strange and odd to make someone’s death into a legal issue, but it is often the only way to make sure that you are able to make a complete financial recovery. Those closest to the victim are often left to pick up the pieces, and the resulting damages often fall on their shoulders. You need to be ready to partner with a trained personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the complicated legal process.
The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help if you recently lost someone close to you in a vehicle collision. We have years of experience helping families from all over Nevada pursue successful wrongful death claims, and we are ready to get to work for you and your family. Our Jean wrongful death lawyers will be able to answer any and all questions you may have about how to recover in your specific situation. If you want to get started on your claim, give us a call at 775-227-2280.