Lexington, NC (April 20, 2021) – On Monday, April 19, two people were killed in a fatal head-on collision on a roadway in Lexington.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Old US Highway 52. A vehicle was headed north on the roadway when it went over the center line and into the other lane of traffic. The vehicle struck another vehicle head-on.
The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have since been identified as 76-year-old Jerry Lynn Thomas and 75-year-old Brenda Wallace Thomas.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, who has not yet been formally identified, was also taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Charges are pending against the driver.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal collisions have been happening more than ever before in North Carolina. In 2017, approximately 1,287 people were killed in fatal accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. Head-on collisions are some of the most severe accidents that lead to fatalities on our roads. Every year, approximately 2% of car accidents are deemed head-on collisions. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to an accident, you may be feeling helpless and alone. It is crucial that you have help by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system.
Losing a loved one in a Charlotte car accident can have a lasting impact on every aspect of your life. You are likely feeling confused and alone following your collision as you navigate the legal system for the first time. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. Speaking with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make during these challenging times.
Our attorneys at Maurer Law have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal collisions over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family in the midst of a fatal crash. We are here for you as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Charlotte at (844) 817-8058 to find out how we can help you.
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