Charlotte, NC (April 15, 2021) – A 22-year-old woman was killed after colliding with a tractor-trailer in Charlotte on Monday, April 12.
The fatal accident occurred in Lincoln County at around 3:35 p.m. that afternoon. Local reports revealed that the collision happened on NC-18 near NC-27. Reports from Highway Patrol revealed that a woman driving a Honda Accord trying to make a left turn onto NC-18 when she crashed into a tractor-trailer.
The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities later identified the deceased party as 22-year-old Elizabeth Reed. No other injuries were reported.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Elizabeth Reed at this time.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Charlotte North Carolina
It is common for drivers to get uneasy when driving near large commercial trucks — and for good reason. These massive vehicles are capable of inflicting devastating injuries in the event of a crash, and those traveling in passenger vehicles are particularly vulnerable to being seriously injured. Thousands are killed annually in trucking accidents each year, with more than 500,000 crashes reported annually involving large trucks.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. When a loved one is killed in a sudden accident, surviving family members are often forced to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It is only natural that surviving family members would want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Charlotte personal injury attorney.
At Maurer Law, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal North Carolina truck accident. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes in the event of a deadly tractor-trailer crash in Charlotte, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact our offices at (844) 817-8058 to discuss your case with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney.
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