Alamance County, NC (October 14, 2020) – A 37-year-old man from Mebane was killed after his car crashed into a box on Interstate 40/85 in Alamance County on Tuesday morning. The crash happened near the exit for Highway 54.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. Troopers say that 37-year-old Marco Antonio Aponte Shetter was driving a vehicle when, for unknown reasons, he left the roadway and collided with a disabled box truck that was sitting stationary in the median of the highway. The box truck driver was identified as 60-year-old Imtiaz Rasul of High Point.
Shetter suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Rasul also sustained injuries and was transported to Alamance Regional Hospital in unknown condition. Several lanes of the roadway were closed while troopers investigated and cleared the crash scene.
There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time and an investigation is underway.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim and we hope that the injured individual is able to make a complete recovery from his injuries.
Highway Accidents in North Carolina
There are many major highways in our state. These highways, with increased speed limits and higher traffic volume, are a common location for serious and fatal car accidents to take place. In 2018, there were more than 1,400 reported traffic fatalities in our state. Many of the major roadways, such as Interstate 40 and Interstate 85, are the site of numerous crashes per day. Unfortunately, it only takes a single instance of negligent driving to cause a major crash on the highway. These accidents tend to involve multiple vehicles and can lead to injuries with a long recovery period.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a car accident in North Carolina, you should have a complete understanding of your legal rights and how they apply to your specific situation. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. This can mean medical bills, for your pain and suffering, for lost wages, and potentially more. The value of your case and your settlement depends on many factors, including the nature of your injuries, the available insurance coverage, and the type of medical treatment that you received.
At Burton Law Firm, we can help protect you during a time of need. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton and his staff understand what you are going through. We have substantial experience handling some of the most difficult crash cases and we do so with compassion and strong advocacy for our clients’ interests. We do not simply accept the first offer from the insurance company. Rather, we conduct a full investigation into your claim and the potential sources of recovery. We then present a compelling case to the adjuster to the jury and we will ask to maximize your compensation.
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