Peoria, AZ (October 5, 2022) – An 18-year-old man has died as a result of the vehicle collision that took place in Peoria on Tuesday evening. On October 5, the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to a crash that took place on Loop 101.
Just after 11 p.m., 18-year-old Keith Schanafelt was driving a vehicle south on Loop 101 when he became involved in a collision with the Nissan Altima near Bell Road.
Schanafelt was severely injured as a result of the crash. He was transported to an area hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
The 22-year-old driver of the Altima also suffered severe injuries. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care.
Officials are currently investigating the crash.
We hope the person who suffered injuries as a result of this crash recovers quickly.
We offer our condolences to the family of Keith Schanafelt at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
No one wants to think about the possibility of losing a loved one in a car accident. But if you live in Arizona or any other state for that matter, it’s a risk you face every time you get behind the wheel. And unfortunately, car accidents are all too common, with more than 40,000 people dying in crashes each year in the United States. In 2021, over 1200 people died as a result of fatal collisions in our state.
These types of accidents often the family struggling to move forward. Many families are unsure of what to do and struggle to cover some of the financial burdens they face. No amount of money can ever replace your lost loved one, but compensating for your loss can help ease the financial burden you may be facing.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. The first and most important thing is to seek out experienced legal help. A Peoria wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate the often complex process of filing a wrongful death claim and recovering the compensation you and your family deserve.
The process of filing a wrongful death claim can be complicated, and there are many deadlines and requirements that must be met. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact an experienced attorney today to discuss your options. Our knowledgeable legal team at Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC knows how to handle all of the necessary paperwork and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers can help you pursue legal action against the responsible party. We will fight to help you get the compensation you need for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Vehicle repair expenses
- And more
Our lawyers are available at 602-903-2905. Contact our Arizona law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation to get started.
Note: Our writers have used outs on think of the ide and secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include local and state police accident reports, news and social media outlets, as well as eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is incorrect, please contact our firm right away so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post if requested.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. None of this information should be considered legal advice. Speak to legal counsel about the specifics surrounding your injury accident. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business.