Kenneth Van Buren Killed in Collision on South 12th Avenue [Tucson, AZ]

Kenneth Van Buren Killed in Collision on South 12th Avenue [Tucson, AZ]

Jorge Fajardo Arrested in W Michigan Drive Fatal DUI Crash

Tucson, AZ (August 21, 2023) – On Sunday morning, 77-year-old Kenneth Van Buren was killed and the authorities arrested 22-year-old Jorge Fajardo in a collision on South 12th Avenue.

The traffic accident took place before 6 a.m. at the intersection with West Michigan Drive.

Responding officers located and declared Kenneth Van Buren dead at the scene. They also located an empty Nissan Altima.

According to the investigating off Van Buren was riding a mobility scooter northbound in the southbound lanes of 12th Avenue, on the west side of the roadway.

At the same time, Fajardo was northbound in his Nissan Altima. He drove left of center across South 12 Avenue and rear-ended Van Buren, continuing on into a light pole.

Fajardo was left the scene unharmed.

Officers said he came back a short while and they arrested him. The authorities confirmed his impairment at the time of the collision. They also discovered that his license was suspended for prior driving incidents.

The authorities charged Fajardo with several felony charges to include second degree murder and felony DUI. They booked him at the Pima County Jail. 

Officers are still investigating.

Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and loved ones of Kenneth Van Buren. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Kenneth Van Buren Dies in Tucson Collision

The traffic accident rate in Arizona continues to increase, rather than decrease, despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models.

The increasing crash rate reflects that auto accidents are becoming rampant. They are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.

As a matter of fact, according to the NHTSA, two out of three motorists will be involved in an accident during their life.

That is why it is vital to contact us if a loved one dies in a traffic accident.

“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.

Indeed, with our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you only need to tend to your well-being. Our team will focus on your legal claim.

To the bereaved of Kenneth Van Buren, call us. You don’t need to experience more hardship because of other people’s negligence. Our legal experts will find the best possible outcome for our clients.

With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your wrongful death case.

Our attorneys will fight day and night to achieve the justice and compensation you and your family truly deserve.

Call us at (800) 674 7852.

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