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Woman Killed after Jumping from Stolen Truck

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that police in Las Vegas have identified the 34-year-old Costa Mesa, California woman who was killed when she jumped from a stolen work vehicle and then dragged beneath it.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The coroner from Clark County reported on Monday that Maricel Param Menina was killed after she suffered from multiple head and chest injuries during the accident that happened on Friday morning. The death of Menina has been ruled an accident.

The driver of the truck, 31-year-old Joshua Cyran and 58-year-old passenger Lawrence Younger Jr. also jumped from the Ford F-450 work truck when a patrol officer pulled up behind the vehicle. Cyran was jailed pending a court appearance on felony vehicle theft, driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and probation violation charges.

Younger is jailed for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States associated with motor vehicle accidents:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • About 56 percent of motor vehicle accidents happened in single-vehicle crashes.
  • Nearly 51 percent of motor vehicle fatalities happened in rural areas across the United States. 


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