Man on Fishing Trip Dies in Car Crash near Kennewick

Kennewick, WA (12/13/2019) – George Mendoza, 43, was heading south on Interstate 82 towards Oregon in a Ford F-150 when his truck hit a patch of ice. He lost control of the car and rolled several times.

According to state troopers, he did not wear a seatbelt and drove too fast for the slick road conditions. Mendoza had planned to go fishing, according to the coroner. 

Temperatures in the Tri-Cities were above freezing. However, some rural areas fell below freezing, leaving behind icy roads.

Other accidents caused by the slick roads included Keegan T. Fennell, 43, who rolled over on Highway 221 south of Prosser. EMTs transported Fennell to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. According to the police, he didn’t wear a seatbelt. 

Carla Y. Mejia, 28, lost control of her vehicle in Franklin County on Highway 17. According to the police, she wore her seatbelt at the time of the crash, unlike the other two incidents. Paramedics transported her to Lourdes Medical Center.

Kapuza Lighty expresses its deepest condolences to all those affected by these tragic accidents. Unfortunately, fatal car accidents are common. Lots of time is needed for an investigation to find the person at fault and the cause of the incident. Once fault and the cause of the crash are determined, the responsible party can be held accountable. 

At Kapuza Lighty, our car accident lawyers have over 50 years of collective experience helping our clients and their families get the compensation they deserve after an accident.

If you or a loved one were victims in a vehicle accident, it is crucial to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you evaluate your options. Call (509) 866-4166 or contact us online to discuss your car accident case.

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Source: Tri-City Herald

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