Portland, OR – Driver Jay Ward Killed in Auto Wreck on I-5 near MM 236Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (August 3, 2022) – A 46-year-old man lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Albany on Tuesday afternoon. At around 1:15 p.m., on August 2, the Oregon State police responded to a crash that occurred on Interstate 5.
Police reports indicate that 46-year-old Jay Ward was driving a vehicle northbound on Interstate 5. For unknown reasons, he became involved in the collision. The vehicle crossed over into the center median shoulder and rolled over multiple times.
Ward suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding officers.
A passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Davis Ward, suffered serious injuries and had to be rushed to an area hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation by the Oregon State police at this time.
Our thoughts are with Davis Ward at this time.
We offer our condolences to the family of Jay Ward during this very difficult time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
A vehicle collision can change your life in an instant. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the United States suffer fatal injuries as a result of crashes each year. Here in Oregon, we see hundreds of families negatively affected by fatal collisions annually. There are many instances where these accidents are caused by drivers who choose to act negligently while behind the wheel.
When motorists engage in negligent actions, they run the risk of causing severe accidents that negatively affect the lives of others. If your loved one has died as a result of another motorist’s reckless or negligent actions, legal action may be available to help you seek compensation and hold the person who is responsible to account.
By reaching out to a Portland wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible, you will have the best chances of getting justice. Our lawyers will help your family pursue a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible for your loved one’s accident. We will fight to get you justice and help you rebuild your life after enduring the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard are truly dedicated to helping each client we represent get justice. Our team will help your family pursue a wrongful death action, so you are able to get the money that your family needs and desires. We will investigate your loved one’s accident and build the strongest claim possible. We will go to the scene of the crash and review surveillance footage. We will obtain a copy of the police report and speak with witnesses. Our lawyers will go above and beyond to ensure you have the strongest claim possible to get justice.
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