Yuma, AZ – Crispin Montano-Villela Killed in Car Accident at Ave G & County 15th St
Yuma, AZ (February 3, 2021) – Officers with the Yuma Police Department and firefighters with the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department have identified the man killed in a collision that occurred last Friday.
According to information provided by Lt. Sam Pavlak of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, 58-year-old Crispin Montano-Villela of Yuma was killed in the early-morning collision in the area of Avenue G and County 15th Street. He was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the accident. Authorities were dispatched to the scene shortly after the crash occurred, though Montano-Villela was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation, and no specific details about the other victims or their current conditions have been released. The events leading up to the accident are also unknown at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Crispin Montano-Villela. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Arizona
Statewide crash numbers from last year show that two or more vehicles were involved in more than half of the 55,000 total car accidents that occurred. The Arizona Transportation Department notes that those crashes resulted in nearly 35,000 injuries. Because of the nature of these multi-vehicle wrecks, especially those that occur on busy highways, victims and families could be paying a steep price.
Despite an overall decline in the number of crashes and injuries on Arizona roads last year, traffic deaths were at their highest level in more than a decade, particularly on major thoroughfares across the state.
In fact, there were 1,010 fatalities on Arizona’s roads last year alone, according to the annual crash facts report released recently by the Department of Transportation.
Those involved in highway vehicle accidents may experience a number of tragic, unforeseen consequences after a wreck, from long-term medical expenses and serious injuries to even job loss or death. But those affected can contact a Phoenix crash lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek justice from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Arizona accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and know what it takes to secure fair compensation for those affected by accidents.
At ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no. Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG.
We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Plus, every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice. We won’t cut corners or use intake specialists to talk or meet with you. At ELG, we guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all of your questions. Please reach out to our car accident lawyers in Arizona at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com/contact/ to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.