Portland, OR – Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi Loses Life in Car Crash on Downs Rd NE at the Intersection of Highway 214Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 13, 2023) – A 23-year-old man from Silverton, Oregon, has died as a result of a multi-vehicle accident in Marion County on Wednesday. On January 11, the Oregon State police responded to the site of a traffic crash that occurred on Highway 214.
According to OSPF reports, 19-year-old Diceon Macias was traveling east on Downs Road in a Honda Civic. As he attempted to cross Highway 214 with his vehicle, his vehicle crashed into the side of the Ford Taurus.
The impact of the collision caused the Ford Taurus to enter the northbound lanes of the highway and collide with a Jeep Gladiator. The Jeep was being driven by 68-year-old James Nosen at the time of the accident.
The driver of the Ford, identified as 23-year-old Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi, was killed as a result of the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the injuries he suffered.
Two other people were provided medical treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope the two people injured in this accident recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Fatal traffic accidents in Oregon take the lives of hundreds of people annually. Unfortunately, a significant portion of these accidents are a result of driver negligence. When drivers fail to safely operate their vehicles, deflates the lives of innocent lives.
There are many instances where accidents take place at busy intersections. Fatal car crashes take place at intersections for a variety of reasons. The leading cause of fatal car accidents at intersections is failure to yield the right-of-way. This occurs when a driver does not yield to oncoming traffic or pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Drivers who fail to yield often cause serious collisions, as they are usually going faster than the other vehicles or pedestrians involved.
Other leading causes of fatal car accidents at intersections include running red lights and stop signs, making illegal turns, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These types of violations are all too common and often result in serious injuries or even death.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal car crash, you must seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Portland right away. Your family may have legal options available to help you move forward.
At Kivel & Howard, our team of experienced and compassionate car accident attorneys is dedicated to providing bereaved families with the representation that they need after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a fatal crash. We strive to protect your legal rights throughout the entire legal process so you can achieve a favorable outcome for your claim. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact our Oregon personal injury law firm at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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