Kingman, AZ (August 22, 2019) – Early Friday, a man lost his life in a fatal truck accident that closed down the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Kingman and the California border.
The Department of Public Safety and police officials have been working on their investigation and found that a box truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer around 2:26 a.m. the morning of the incident.
The driver of the box truck was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Police have since identified him as 53-year-old Paul Kramer.
The other truck driver received injuries in the accident but is expected to recover.
Police had the roadway closed down for several hours but completely reopened around 5:30 a.m. The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the truck driver whose life was taken in this accident.
In 2012 alone, the Arizona Department of Transportation stated that approximately 12,000 truck accidents took place total, with over 2,700 of these leading to injuries. Truck accidents have the ability to cause an immense amount of damage, such as catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident in Arizona, you have many rights to compensation and we are here to assist you.
At ELG Law, our accident attorneys have handled a variety of truck accident cases and understand that there is nothing as challenging as facing the complexities of a truck accident. These accidents can happen very suddenly, turning your life upside-down. As you face a variety of bills that continue to pile up against you, we want you to know that you are never alone. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information at (623) 562-3838.
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