Old Bridge, NJ – Arturo Tlapa Luna Identified as Victim of Fatal Crash on Spring Valley Rd

Old Bridge, NJ – Arturo Tlapa Luna Identified as Victim of Fatal Crash on Spring Valley Rd

Old Bridge, NJ (November 11, 2022) – Police have apprehended two people and identified the victim who was killed by car thieves during a police pursuit in Old Bridge that led to a fatal crash on Wednesday, November 9th. 

19-year-old Samuel Villar, a resident of Somerset, was burglarizing cars in Marlboro using a vehicle that was stolen last month when officers began to pursue him up Route 9 at about 2:15 a.m.  

Villar crashed into another vehicle in the area of Spring Valley Road, killing 33-year-old Arturo Tlapa Luna, a resident of Freehold. Other members of Tlapa’s family who were in the car with him were all hospitalized. 

Villar was charged with four counts of second-degree aggravated assault, first-degree aggravated manslaughter, employing a juvenile, and second-degree eluding. 

The 17-year-old male who was with him was charged with juvenile delinquency for offenses which, if committed by an adult, would constitute joyriding, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Arturo Tlapa Luna, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Crash Lawsuits in New Jersey

Old Bridge, NJ - Arturo Tlapa Luna Identified as Victim of Pursuit Crash on Spring Valley Rd

At their worst, motor vehicle accidents result in the death of a loved one, leaving you and your family with no significant means of income. When someone you love is killed due to the negligence of another, an experienced and empathetic New Jersey wrongful death attorney from Metro Law can walk you through the process of filing a wrongful death suit. 

While your family is in shock and trying to come to terms with their loss, our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys deal with the pressures of paperwork and communicating with law enforcement, the insurance company, and the at-fault party. 

When someone dies under conditions that call for the administration of justice, a death investigation is conducted or overseen by the Office of the State Medical Examiner, as are all unnatural or suspicious deaths, such as:

  • The death of a convict
  • Deaths that occur under questionable or unusual circumstances
  • The death of a child under three
  • Homicide/Violent deaths
  • Deaths arising from danger to public health

An attorney with decades of experience will know how to effectively determine cause and liability in a wrongful death case. Our legal team will use the most up-to-date methods of investigation and keep in close contact with the medical examiner in order to understand what happened, when, and by whom.

After losing a loved one in a fatal crash, contact a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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.