Paulden, AZ (June 25, 2019) – 21-year-old Austin Joel Obermeyer, of Chino Valley, died following a fatal head-on collision on Highway 89 in Paulden on Saturday, June 22nd.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has been working on their investigation into the incident, where they found that Obermeyer passed away after an accident that took place on the highway around 4:00 p.m. The accident involved two vehicles.
Police confirmed that two vehicles collided for specific reasons, causing one party to pass away. A woman in the other vehicle was taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center by medical helicopter in serious condition.
Obermeyer and the other woman were the only passengers in the two vehicles that collided with one another.
Obermeyer allegedly passed in a no-passing zone, which caused his vehicle to collide head-on with the other vehicle. The accident was so severe that it closed down the road for quite some time.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the party whose life was taken in this accident.
In 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 900 lives were taken in fatal Arizona car accidents across the entire state, while tens of thousands of people were hospitalized due to these accidents as well. As accidents increase on our roads, lawmakers are taking more steps to ensure that we get to the bottom of why these accidents continue to occur and cause them to stop forever. As the victim of a serious accident where a loved one has been taken from you, you might wonder how you can move forward with an Arizona wrongful death claim.
Our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC understand what you and your family are going through and wish to offer our years of experience to you as we help you gain the strength to move forward in your case. We do not want you to have to suffer alone or handle the financial trauma of your accident. Please contact us at (623) 562-3838 to find out how we can assist you and offer you a free consultation on your case.
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