Charlotte, NC (February 4, 2021) – Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 4, one person was killed in a fatal accident in Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte Department of Transportation, the accident happened on East WT Harris Boulevard around the area of Grier Road. When police arrived at the scene, they found a Maserati and a Scion with extensive damages at the scene.
Police confirmed that the driver of the Maserati was traveling at high speeds when the driver lost control, swerving across the median and into the other lane of traffic. The vehicle struck the Scion head-on. The accident was so forceful that both vehicles were forced off the side of the road.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The driver of the Scion, identified as Estuardo Menchu Cocinero, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Maserati was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police have since identified the driver of the Maserati as Kevin Samkia, who has since been charged with DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, and reckless driving.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
DUI accidents are known for being some of the most life-altering accidents on North Carolina roads. In 2018, it was determined that approximately 11,345 accidents involved DUI drivers. These accidents take place in the blink of an eye when drivers have made the decision to drink and drive, which can lead to extensive harm. Losing a loved one in any type of accident can have a huge impact on your life. If you have suffered these losses, you should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney.
No amount of money can ever bring back a loved one whose life has been taken in a fatal collision. However, this is a reality that many families face every single year. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. If you have suffered devastating losses as a result of a Charlotte car accident, you should always be prepared to speak with a wrongful death attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible.
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