Man Who Died In Fiery I-64 Truck Crash in Newport News is Identified as Jar Rasmichael Morse
In many accidents the victim is innocent of any blame. He’s at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tragically this appears to have been the case in the death of Jar Rasmichael Morse, the driver who lost his life in a fiery truck wreck in Newport News on westbound Interstate 64 at Lee Hall Avenue on January 18. My thoughts are with his family.
It took a matter of days to identify Mr. Morse of the 300 block of Bridgewater Drive, Newport News, because he was so badly burned in the crash when his car was hit by a tractor trailer.
On January 18, 2013 at about 5:06 a.m. Virginia State Police were called to a motor vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 64 at Lee Hall Avenue, according to spokeswoman Michelle Anaya.
Anaya said the tragic chain of events began when a female driver lost control of her vehicle, “ran off the road to the right shoulder and struck a guardrail. Her 2005 Nissan ASL rested on the right lane and shoulder of the interstate.”
She got out of her vehicle and attempted to wave traffic down for assistance. But a 1999 Kenworth fully loaded tractor trailer was traveling westbound on I-64 and was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.
The truck hit the 2005 Nissan, then lost control and crashed into another vehicle, a 1999 Buick, pinning it against the guardrail. The truck and the Buick were quickly engulfed in flames.
My thoughts as a Newport News wrongful death attorney are with the family of Mr. Morse who may have a good case to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
The female driver who crashed was charged with reckless driving and I have to ask if the tractor trailer driver could have done more to avoid the crashed car.
If you have lost a family member in a crash involving a tractor trailer contact our experienced Newport News wrongful death lawyers.
Our settlements and verdicts include $3.5 million to the family of a man who died in a fiery truck crash in Norfolk. All results are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in a case.
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