Portland, OR – Jared Lewis, Kristopher Frisbee, and Heather Good Killed in Truck Crash on Highway 97 near MM 113Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 6, 2022) – At around 9:50 p.m., on January 3, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a major accident on Highway 97.
Reports from authorities show that a Dodge Durango was involved in a collision with an International 749 utility truck on Highway 97 near mile marker 113. The impact of the crash left the Dodge with severe damage.
The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Jared Lewis, and his two passengers, 44-year-old Kristopher Frisbee, and 40-year-old Heather Good, were all pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Jared Lewis, Kristopher Frisbee, and Heather Good. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle accidents 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 people succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
These accidents often leave bereaved families struggling to move forward. As they attempt to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of an unexpected loss, many families are forced to deal with financial consequences as well. Surviving relatives 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 accidents 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 reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents. When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve.
We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to maximize the amount of financial compensation they receive for their damages.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team 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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