68-year-old Arlene Matthews was killed in a car accident during a dust storm on I-10.
According to the initial report, John Hickman and Arlene Matthews were driving along I-10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border when a dust storm hit. There were other drivers on the roadway and all were affected by the storm. Authorities say an 18-wheeler that was in front of Hickman and Matthews slowed to adjust to the storm. The dust was heavy enough to obscure visibility for drivers and the heavy winds only made it worse.
The vehicle containing Hickman and Matthews rear-ended the 18-wheeler with devastating consequences. 68-year-old Arlene Matthews was pronounced dead at the scene by EMTs and John Hickman was taken to a hospital in Tuscon with major injuries. No word has been released on his condition at this time. The driver of the semi was unharmed in the crash and was allowed to leave. As of now, neither driver was cited in the crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of Arlene Matthews and hope they can find the strength to move forward and honor their loved one’s memory for years to come. We also wish John Hickman a speedy recovery from his injuries.
Sometimes there are many things that can cause a crash. When things like weather are involved it can be tricky to for the investigators to reconstruct the crash. If you were injured in a crash or lost a loved one, contact an attorney now. With a personal injury or wrongful death attorney from Will Ferguson & Associates, our attorneys will provide expert counsel and help you craft a lawsuit. We will seek the maximum amount of compensation available to assist you with medical bills and lost wages. If you believe you have a claim, call us at 505-243-5566 and schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are always available to assist you.