Four Killed in Deadly New Mexico Head-On Collision on US 550

A head-on collision in New Mexico left a Texas family dead over the weekend, when a truck slammed into their vehicle on U.S. 550, officials reported. The car accident occurred on Friday evening, police said.

The family was identified as 47-year-old Michael Miller, 48-year-old Leann Miller and their two children, Zoey, 12 and Miles, 7. The family was from Argyle. Texas, police said.

Police believe that only Mr. Miller was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the head-on collision on U.S. 550, south of Bloomfield, New Mexico.

The driver of the truck that crashed into the family’s car was identified as 24-year-old Brian Lee. According to news reports, Lee became fatigued while traveling and lost control of his Ford pickup truck, swerving into the opposite lane of traffic.

All four of the family members were pronounced dead at the scene of the New Mexico car accident. Lee was transported to the hospital with injuries that, police said, did not appear to be life threatening.

Our thoughts are prayers are with the loved ones of the Miller family.

Drowsy driving is serious problem for many drivers, especially those operating commercials cars, trucks and vans. While some drivers may realize when they need to stop and rest, some commercial drivers may be under stringent deadlines that place extensive pressure on them to get to specific locations in a timely manner. Although laws and standards govern the number of hours commercial and truck drivers can be on the road, before forcing rests and time away from the wheel, not all drivers or companies follow such laws. While it may not seem serious to hurry to a destination while sleepy, all it takes it mere seconds with one’s eyes off the road or a debilitated reaction to spark a serious collision or accident.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a negligent or drowsy driver, call our commercial accident lawyers in Texas, serving injured clients and their families from 10 locations across the state. From Waco to Laredo to Bryan-College Station, our attorneys have immediate access to investigators and medical professionals who can quickly gather important evidence and research medical records, while seeking fair compensation for injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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