26-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck on Frontage Road 459
West Wendover, NV (August 22, 2023) – On Monday morning, a 26-year-old male pedestrian died and the authorities arrested 43-year-old Shane Crochet in a Wendover Boulevard accident.
West Wendover Police officers responded at 3:50 a.m. to Exit 410 off-ramp of Interstate 80 and located the body of the male pedestrian in the roadway.
Officers said that as the pedestrian was crossing the crosswalk at the intersection of Wendover Boulevard and Frontage Road 459, an eastbound semi-truck driven by Shane Crochet struck and dragged him for several hundred feet.
The vehicle stopped on the Interstate 80 on-ramp of exit 410 where the victim was left and the vehicle drove from the scene.
Moreover, the authorities later located Crochet driving on I-80 outside of Battle Mountain. They booked him into Elko County Jail on pending criminal charges.
The West Wendover Police Department asks anyone who may have details related to this incident to call 775-664-2930.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our sympathies to the bereaved of the deceased in the Wendover Boulevard accident. May you find courage during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Dies in Wendover Boulevard Accident
Wrongful death is defined as a person or business that is liable for the death of an innocent person.
Wrongful death can be a result of homicide, transportation accidents, medical malpractice, exposure to toxic substances, product malfunctions, pedestrian collisions, police brutality, and any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another.
Moreover, economic and non-economic damages are taken into consideration when looking into a wrongful death claim. These can include high medical bills, loss of benefits, funeral services costs, emotional distress, loss of income, loss of companionship, and much more. Wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes combined with a “survival action” case.
A wrongful death claim focuses on the damages of the deceased’s family members.
Shane Crochet Booked into Elko County Jail
With a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on when family members can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations and only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid and the family cannot file a lawsuit. It is important to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
In Nevada, a wrongful death claim must be filed or pursued within two (2) years from the date of the death of the victim. Once two years pass, it is not possible to file a wrongful death action in Nevada.