Samantha Bursum Killed in Interstate 20 Collision [Ward County, TX]

Samantha Bursum Killed in Interstate 20 Collision [Ward County, TX]

Drivers Injured in Fatal Ward County Collision

Ward County, TX (March 5, 2024)Samantha Bursum, a 14-year-old Las Cruces Public Schools student, was killed following an Interstate 20 collision Friday night.

It was about 9:32 p.m. on March 1 when the fatal collision happened on the eastbound freeway at Mile Most 73.

Investigating officers said 25-year-old Isaac Mendoza of Pecos was driving a 2008 Cadillac CTS with no lights. The vehicle was disabled and blocked both lanes of eastbound Interstate 10 as a result of a previous collision.

At the same time, 50-year-old Loreta Keleher Willis, from Las Cruces, New Mexico, was driving a 2016 Toyota SUV. She did not see Mendoza’s vehicle and collided with it.

The passenger of Willis, Samantha Bursum, was taken to Ward Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Moreover, the rescuers rushed Mendoza and Willis to Ward Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers are investigating this fatal accident.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of Samantha Bursum. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Samantha Bursum Dies Others Injured in I-20 2-Vehicle Crash

Thousands of people across Texas suffer injuries in traffic collisions every year. Therefore, knowing how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident is crucial. The most valuable step in response to a traffic collision is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.

Sweet Lawyers offers legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys who safeguard your legal rights. We value the trust and respect of our clients, which is why we continuously fight to hold liable parties accountable and award our clients the compensation they deserve.

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Indeed, turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. Additionally, our tenured lawyers will make sure that your rights are respected.

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