Elderly Killed in Wapato Car Crash on Highway 97
WAPATO, WA (June 3, 2020) – Monday morning, Antonio Macias died in an accident on Highway 97 and West First Avenue in Wapato.
According to the Washington State Patrol, 68-year-old Antonio Macias was traveling west on First Avenue in an Acura four-door sedan. Then, the accident occurred at about 7:00 a.m.
The troopers said that Macias didn’t yield to a traffic signal and collided with a northbound Chevy Silverado pickup on Highway 97.
As a result of the crash, Antonio Macias succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Troopers also revealed that Macias didn’t wear a seatbelt during the incident.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old pickup driver from Toppenish wore a seatbelt. Moreover, he didn’t suffer any injuries.
At this time, the officers haven’t confirmed whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers send out our heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and community of Antonio Macias.
In a time when an unexpected tragedy befalls such as this one, you may be left feeling powerless.
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. By filing a claim, you’re taking a step towards recovering from the death of a family member and doing right by your loved one.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says, “Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss; some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called ‘loss of consortium.'”
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