Texas Truck Driver to be Sentenced for the Death of Two Colorado Women – Denver Accident Attorney
A truck driver from Texas, Richard E. Widmier, “will be sentenced Nov.12 in the deaths of Ginger M. Gillespie, 48, and Lois A. Kelton, 77, according to a news release from the 18th
Judicial District.” According to an article from The Denver Post,
Widmier was not suspected of driving under the influence but was driving too fast for road conditions on the day of the accident. The accident took place on I-70 west of Limon during an April 2009 blizzard. Both victims died at the scene of the accident. Widmier pled guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
reports that nearly 27,000 people died in 2008 motor vehicle accidents. That averages to 3 deaths every hour and 73 motor vehicle related deaths every day. The NHTSA reports that the total number of deaths on US roads has decreased in the past two years, which may be attributed, in part, to the slow economy as well as to an increase in efforts by local law enforcement to crack down on drunk driving.
Losing a loved one to an automobile accident is a true tragedy. If you are facing such a tragedy, you need to speak to a Denver personal injury attorney
about all your legal options. There may be insurance benefits you are entitled to that can help with the costs related to your loved one’s death. John Fuller
has years of experience with motor vehicle accidents and insurance claims. He will put his knowledge and experience to work for you. For a free consultation and review
of your case contact
his office today at (303) 597-4500.
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