1 Killed, 2 Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash at East Hobbs Street and Southeast Main Street
A man has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges following a crash that left one man dead and two other people injured in Roswell on Thursday night. Luke Maxwell Towner was arrested following the crash.
According to the police, the crash occurred after 10 p.m. on Thursday night at the intersection of East Hobbs Street and Southeast Main Street. Towner was reportedly driving a pickup truck at around 70 mph and rear-ended a Hyundai sedan at a red light.
Three people were inside the sedan at the time of the crash. 26-year-old Douglas Annis was pronounced dead at the scene. A man and a woman from the vehicle were hospitalized with minor injuries.
Following the initial collision, Towner’s pickup sideswiped a Chevy sedan that was also stopped at the red light. No one in that vehicle was injured.
Towner was arrested at the scene on DWI and vehicular homicide charges.
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Financial Compensation For Drunk Driving Crash Victims in New Mexico
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of those killed in drunk driving crashes. Brian has offered to add some commentary on the legal options available to these crash victims and families in New Mexico:
Drunk driving crashes often have tragic consequences. Those injured in the crash may have debilitating injuries that require extensive time and money to recover from. Additionally, drunk driving crashes are some of the most common causes of accidental death in the United States. Families who are affected by drunk driving crashes must be aware of their legal rights, including their right to financial compensation.
Drunk driving crash victims and their families may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. However, the available legal options don’t always end here. New Mexico and several other states have dram shop laws, which allow victims and their families to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors in certain situations.
According to New Mexico’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor can be sued for injuries or deaths caused by a customr if:
- the vendor sold or provided alcohol to an intoxicated person, and
- this person’s intoxication was “reasonably apparent” to the vendor, or
- the vendor was aware that the person was already intoxicated.
Filing a dram shop lawsuit can help ensure the victim and their family recovers the full financial compensation they need for damages like medical bills, time away from work, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other financial and personal difficulties.
If you or a loved ne has recently been injured in a crash with a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced dram shop lawyers.
The Intersection of East Hobbs Street and Southeast Main Street in Roswell, NM
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