Martin Matias and Denilso Lopez Killed in Tragic Accident on Interstate 5 [Lakewood, WA]

Martin Matias and Denilso Lopez Killed in Tragic Accident on Interstate 5 [Lakewood, WA]

Loose Tire Cause Horrific Traffic Accident on I-5

Lakewood, WA (September 22, 2023) On Thursday morning, 55-year-old Martin Matias and 18-year-old Denilso Lopez died in a tragic accident on Interstate 5.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the horrific crash happened at about 5 a.m. on Interstate 5 in Lakewood.

Reports say that a rogue tire smashed into a commuter van that had 8 occupants. Officials say that a loose tire crashed into the windshield of the van, missing the driver and front seat passenger, however the tire hit Matias.

Meanwhile, Lopez was sitting in the second row and was another victim of the horrific accident, Another person was hurt and was taken to a Tacoma hospital.

Authorities say that the commuter van was travelling from Shelton to an area near Enumclaw.

Officials are investigating the tragic incident and have not released additional information at this time.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved families of Martin Mendoza Matias and Denilso Tomas Lopez . Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured party a quick recovery.


Tragic Accident on Interstate 5 Results in the Death of Martin Matias and Denilso Lopez

Around 20-50 million people are involved in road accidents yearly. However, not everyone knows what to do after a traffic accident.

The most valuable step after a fatal collision is hiring a legal attorney.

Moreover, the legal and financial damage that comes from unforeseen loss is brutal to juggle while mourning. Yet, the days and months following a tragedy are the most precarious.

Fatality in Traffic Accident on I-5

Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers said that the aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempts to obtain police reports. According to him, grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand; thus, hiring an experienced attorney is having someone to ensure your rights are respected and that justice will be served.

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.

Indeed, nobody wants to be in a traffic accident. That is why we encourage the loved ones of the deceased in the tragic accident on Interstate 5 to reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ team of legal experts.

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

Additionally, Sweet Lawyers promises that our attorneys will fight day and night to achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.

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