The Albuquerque Journal reports that a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for damages in the September death of a 23-year-old man from a fiery head-on crash when a drunk woman drove the wrong way on I-25 through Santa Fe. The mother of the victim, who reportedly had filed to become her son's personal representative for purposes of bringing a wrongful death suit under New Mexico law, sued three types of defendants for compensatory and punitive damages:
•· The New Mexico Department of Transportation for alleged negligent maintenance of the highway.
•· A restaurant that had served alcohol to the wrong-way driver before the accident.
•· Two insurance companies for allegedly handling the claims related to the accident in bad faith.
The woman who hit the man's car also died in the collision.