Portland, OR – Darin Kleiven Killed in Truck Crash on Highway 34 near MM 15
Portland, OR (October 12, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a truck accident in Linn County on Sunday evening, October 10.
Reports from the Oregon State Police show that 54-year-old Darin Kleiven of Sweet Home was driving west on Highway 34. For unknown reasons, his vehicle collided head-on with a semi-truck near mile marker 15.
The driver of the semi-truck, 26-year-old JD Hawkins, was not injured in the accident. Kleiven sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Authorities pronounced him deceased.
At this time, the Oregon State Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Darin Kleiven. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle collisions throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where victims succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon. When victims are involved in crashes with semi-trucks, the chances of suffering fatal injuries are significantly increased.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. When victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to bear unimaginable mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often forced to go without a reliable source of income while having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end-of-life arrangements.
When victims lose their lives in crashes due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Working with a trusted and aggressive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland truck accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
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If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our law firm can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.
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