Hope, NJ – Melanise Torres Dead Following Truck Crash on I-80 at MM 13.1

Hope, NJ – Melanise Torres Dead Following Truck Crash on I-80 at MM 13.1

Hope, NJ (July 18, 2022) – A woman was killed on Monday, July 18th during a collision with a tractor-trailer in Warren County.  

The crash took place at about 7:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in the area of mile marker 13.1 in Hope Township. 

An investigation determined that the driver of a Nissan Versa was heading eastbound when, for reasons that are still unclear, the vehicle left the roadway, drove across the grass median, and into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a Volvo tractor-trailer. 

A passenger in the Nissan who has since been identified as 19-year-old Melanise Torres, a resident of Newark, sustained fatal injuries during the impact. 

No further details were released.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Melanise Torres, at this time.

Passenger Deaths in New Jersey 

Hope, NJ - Melanise Torres Dead Following Truck Crash on I-80 at MM 13.1

In order to claim damages, the respondent named in a wrongful death claim must have breached the duty of care they were expected to show the deceased. The standard of negligence in a wrongful death claim is the action that a reasonable person would have taken under the same or similar circumstances. If a sensible person would have acted with more care or exercised more cautiousness, the respondent will most likely be held responsible.

For instance, if a driver behaved carelessly by breaching a driving law, then they have failed to uphold the duty they owed to the deceased. 

The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers from Metro Law have assisted the bereaved families of several hundred wrongful death victims. We realize the extent of the trauma that comes with losing a family member from the negligent actions of another person. Wrongful deaths are a singularly distressing experience and one for which the law has a legal remedy.

If your family member was killed in an accident caused by another driver’s actions, contact our wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.