Belmont, NC (July 18, 2020) – An Ohio man is dead following a crash between a tractor-trailer and a box truck on Interstate 85 in Belmont. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of I-85 near North Carolina Highway 273. Police were first called to the scene around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15th.
The Belmont Police Department was among the first units to arrive at the crash. According to officers, 72-year-old Tony Angelona, Jr. was driving a box truck on I-85 when his truck was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Angelona was seriously hurt as a result of the collision. Rescue workers administered medical aid at the scene before rushing Angelona to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
There were no reports of any other injuries as a result of the accident. The Belmont Police Department has not released the cause of the crash or the identity of the tractor-trailer driver at this time. Anyone with additional information surrounding the accident is asked to call Officer Mike Harris at 704-825-3792.
No further details are available at this time.
We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Tony Angelona, Jr. following this tragic accident on I-85.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Authorities in our state have been working for years to bring down the total number of traffic fatalities in North Carolina. Despite their best efforts, the fatality numbers have seemingly reached a plateau. Each year for the past five years, there have been approximately 1,400 deaths reported in North Carolina car accidents. Further, it is not just North Carolinians who are injured or killed in these crashes. According to statistics, 7% of all fatal accidents in North Carolina in the year 2018 involved out-of-state drivers. This translates into about 100 out-of-state residents losing their lives each year in crashes that take place in our state.
The cause of each accident must be closely investigated by a team and skilled and experienced officials. Police departments have accident reconstruction units who will look at all of the physical evidence at the scene and put together a detailed summary of how the crash took place and which driver was at fault. In some cases, it may be necessary for an injured victim or their family to obtain their own crash reconstruction expert in order to adequately prepare their legal claims to be handled.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton has the experience needed to handle any type of injury claim. With a strong but compassionate approach, we have helped hundreds of clients throughout the state since 2012. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars of total compensation for those who have been victimized by the careless and reckless actions of others. We take pride in ensuring that our clients can move forward knowing that they have received the best outcome under the law.
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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.