MOUNT VERNON, Washington (April 30, 2019) – 33-year-old man suffered fatal injuries following a chain reaction crash in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 30th.
Authorities have identified the victim as Curtis Miller of Sedro-Woolley.
The crash occurred on the Interstate 5 at approximately 5:35 a.m.
The chain-reaction crash involved a total of seven vehicles and began when a box truck rear ended Miller’s vehicle, which then pushed him into a line of five other cars on the freeway.
Miller sadly succumbed to his injuries.
Washington State Patrol reports that two other drivers were injured in the crash.
Troopers are seeking witnesses at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.
“In addition to a police report, an independent investigation is 100% necessary,” said Candice Bond, Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon. “Having expert witnesses, conducting defendant background checks, locating accident witnesses, and investigating applicable insurance coverage are all important steps in addition to what law enforcement authorities will do.”
Wrongful Death Claim
The family of Curtis Miller may be entitled to a wrongful death claim for the loss of love and companionship and to hold those responsible accountable.
“Losing a loved one is a loss that is immeasurable. Not only is it a deeply emotional loss, but also an economic one. It is important that the family takes immediate steps to protect their legal rights following a loss,” added Bond.
Candice Bond, who was interviewed for this article, is a Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon. If you would like to contact Bond Sanchez-Gordon for legal guidance and counseling, call 800-471-0314.