Tucson, AZ – Update: Parents of Late Astronaut Killed in Fatal Crash
Tucson, AZ (August 27, 2019) – Police have confirmed that a fatal crash took the life of two parents of a late astronaut in Tucson on Wednesday afternoon.
The two have since been identified as Margory and Richard Brown, who were the parents of a late astronaut Laurel Clark. Clark lost her life at Space Shuttle Columbia when the spacecraft caught fire and disintegrated in 2003 as it came into reentry before it was supposed to land.
At the time, the Browns, both 85, had been traveling eastbound on an unnamed road in Tucson in their RAV4 when they collided with a Ford Raptor driven by a 19-year-old man who was making a U-turn at the time.
The crash was so severe and forceful that the Toyota was pushed into an oncoming tow truck that was also headed eastbound at the time, while the RAV4 then struck a tree. Both Margory and Richard passed away at the scene.
At this time, police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims whose lives were taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Transportation has said that fatal accidents are on the rise and they have increased by nearly 100 injuries or fatalities from 2016 to 2017 alone. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal Arizona accident, you might be feeling lost and confused wondering how you will be able to move forward and compensate on behalf of your loved one. Our skilled wrongful death attorneys understand how challenging these times can be and wish to stand by your side.
Our attorneys at ELG Law understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a loved one has been taken from you, especially when you know that the accident was caused by negligent acts. Losing a loved one can lead to grief as well as medical expenses and other bills you might not be able to handle alone. If you believe it is time to invest in the experienced help of an attorney, please feel free to reach out to us for more information at (623) 562-3838.
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