Asheville, NC – Jo Murray Killed in Car Accident on Meadow Road

Asheville, NC (July 10, 2020) – An 87-year-old woman was killed in a car accident that happened in Asheville on Thursday, July 9th on Meadow Road.

The accident occurred when 18-year-old Dionate Whitson was driving a 2019 Nissan Sentra northbound on Meadow Road and crossed the centerline–colliding with a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The Rav4 driver was identified as Leroy Murray, 87. Murray’s passenger, Jo Gillis Murray, was seriously hurt in the crash. She was taken to Mission Hospital where she later died. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt in the accident.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no word on whether charges are expected.

We extend our condolences to Jo Murray’s family following this tragic crash in Asheville.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina  Asheville, NC - Jo Murray Killed in Car Accident on Meadow Road

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were slightly more than 1,400 fatal car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. This number has remained relatively steady over the past several years. Fatal car accidents take place in our state every day and some of these fatal accidents cause the deaths of innocent victims.

If you have been affected by a deadly car accident on our roadways, you could have a legal claim for wrongful death. Under North Carolina law, a victim’s next-of-kin, or legal heir, can file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of death. This lawsuit seeks various types of compensation, including payment for loss of companionship as well as reimbursement for funeral and medical costs.

At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to handle your case. We are here for you during the most difficult times. For a free consultation, please call us at any time at (833) 623-0042.

Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.

Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.



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