• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: July 2020
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New Madrid, MO (7/7/2020) – A Texas man was killed and his two passengers are now injured after a single-vehicle wreck in Missouri.

The accident happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 55. According to Missouri SHP, Regino Puenta, 63, was driving his Cherokee Trailblazer north on I-55 when he lost control, ran off the road, and overturned his vehicle.

One of his passengers was ejected as a result.

Puente was pronounced dead at the scene.

His two passengers, Mayra Costilla, 38, and Carmen Gutierrez, 63, are now in serious condition at a hospital in Missouri.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Pending the result of the investigation, it will be revealed what exactly was the cause of the accident. Because the man was driving at the time of the wreck, there could be a possibility that he remains at-fault for the accident. If that is the case, then the surviving family of the woman may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the man’s insurance.

It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands personal injury and wrongful death. An attorney can represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: Kait 8 and Standard Democrat

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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