Asheville, NC (April 13, 2021) – Around 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Monday, April 12, a man was killed in a truck crash in Asheville.
According to Jackson County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of US-23 and Haywood Road. At the time, a tractor-trailer was headed south and was unable to stop in time, striking two vehicles from behind at the intersection. The tractor-trailer then flipped over onto the vehicles.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. A 78-year-old man from the area was pronounced dead at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina is no stranger to truck accidents, which have been increasing on our roads steadily over the years. Between 2010 and 2017, truck accidents increased by approximately 41% across the state. Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing catastrophic and fatal results in the event of an accident. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one due to a collision. Families who have lost loved ones should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney after an accident.
Truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still occur in the blink of an eye. Because truck drivers spend long periods of time on our roads, they are more likely to become distracted or fall asleep at the wheel. Being injured in a Charlotte truck accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have been harmed due to one of these accidents, you should seek help as soon as possible when it comes to your injury claim. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in truck accidents at www.maurerlawpa.com.
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