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Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Police Identify 2 Men Killed in Train Wreck

Tucson, AZ - UPDATE: Police Identify 2 Men Killed in Train Wreck at I-10

Tucson, AZ (October 9, 2019) – Officers from the Marana Police Department have released the names of two men who were in killed a train accident on Friday morning.

Per a report from police, their truck was struck by a train near Interstate 10 and Avra Valley Road around 11:09 a.m. Salvador Bustamante, 54, and Alonzo Abeyta, 26, were driving in a truck registered to a subcontracting company in the area, according to Sgt. Jeff Pridgett, a Marana police spokesman. Bustamante, who was driving the truck, failed to stop at a stop sign located at the private railroad crossing.

Both Bustamante and Abeyta were found dead at the scene when police arrived. No one aboard the Union Pacific train was injured in the collision, said Tim McMahan, a Union Pacific spokesman.

We would like to offer our condolences to the families of Salvador Bustamante and Alonzo Abeyta at this time.

Fatal Train Collisions in Arizona 

Hundreds of lives are lost each year as a result of accidents statewide. And crashes involving trains or large trucks can mean catastrophic and even fatal consequences for victims. When victims are killed as a result of these serious accidents, families are left to pick up the pieces.

Families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of other parties may have to deal with insurance companies, financial difficulties, and emotional trauma. But those affected by these incidents can safeguard their legal rights with the help of a wrongful death attorney in Arizona.

For decades, our skilled and compassionate attorneys at ELG Law have assisted the families left to pick up the pieces after a crash. Our aggressive attorneys can help hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, seeking the justice and fair compensation you deserve after a wreck. Contact us for more information at (623) 562-3838.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.

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