Yuma, AZ – Oscar Leon Killed in Two-Car Crash on Hwy 95 & County 12½ St
Yuma, AZ (November 24, 2020) – Authorities have released the names of those involved in a fatal accident that occurred in late September in Yuma.
Per reports from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), one person was killed and one sustained serious injuries after a car crash on Monday morning, September 21st. Authorities say that the crash occurred on Highway 95 and County 12½ Street.
Officers say that a white 2019 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Highway 95 when a black 2013 Chrysler 300 traveling southbound crossed over the center lane and into oncoming traffic. After crossing, the driver of the Chrysler collided head-on with the Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Chrysler, Alan Munoz Jacquez, 19, was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. He was later flown to a Phoenix hospital.
The driver of the Toyota Camry, Oscar Leon, 58, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation, and officers have asked anyone with information to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Oscar Leon.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
According to authorities with the Department of Public Safety, there were thousands of accidents last year, hundreds of which resulted in deaths in Arizona. Furthermore, Arizona has some of the most dangerous roads in the entire country, including several of the freeway loops and Interstate 10, which stretches from Phoenix to California. This stretch of highway alone sees an average of 85 deaths per year, and the entire state averages 700 traffic deaths each year.
Many of these fatalities are the result of driver negligence or accidents on the highway. And when it comes to highway accidents, victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death as a result of their serious injuries. The nature of these collisions means that victims sustain more serious injuries or even lose their lives as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, it is a good idea to speak with an accident attorney in Arizona or an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG, our compassionate attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve to seek fair reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma.
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