Benson, NC – Woman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-95

Benson, NC (August 20, 2020) – A woman was killed after her car was hit by an 18-wheeler near Benson on Tuesday, August 18th. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Exit 81 and I-40.
Fire crews were the first to arrive on the scene following the crash. According to reports, rescue workers located an SUV in the southbound travel lanes and a tractor-trailer in the emergency lane. Police were able to determine that the crash occurred when the tractor-trailer crashed into the back of the SUV. Medical officials rendered aid to the female driver of the SUV and a child who was a passenger in the vehicle. Ultimately, the driver died as a result of the crash and the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The deceased victim has not been identified at this time.
Police identified the truck driver as Tyler Kreiser. Following an investigation, Kreiser was issued a charge for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. The crash caused several lanes of I-95 to close temporarily but they were later reopened to traffic.
No further details have been released at this time. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic truck accident in Benson.

North Carolina Truck Accidents  Benson, NC - Woman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-95

Truck accidents take place frequently across North Carolina. With a number of major highways running throughout our state, it is common to see a high number of commercial vehicles on our roadways. These vehicles and drivers are responsible for transporting essential items to and from their destinations. While truck drivers are important to our society and our way of living, a North Carolina truck accident can have devastating and sometimes irreversible consequences for victims. Last year in our state, more than 150 people were killed in accidents involving commercial vehicles.

A truck accident in North Carolina can present a very complicated legal case. If you or a loved one have been involved in an injury accident involving a commercial vehicle, it is vital to obtain the services of a skilled truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Trucking companies may attempt to avoid responsibility for the crash by saying that their driver was not at fault. Other issues can also present themselves, including a determination of which company owns the truck and whether the company may have been engaging in dangerous business practices at the time of the crash. Many trucking companies will ignore safety regulations and laws, thus placing their drivers in dangerous situations where they are more likely to cause an accident.

A truck accident attorney in North Carolina can investigate your case thoroughly and determine how to pursue recovery on your behalf. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton knows what needs to be done to hold these companies and their drivers accountable when a crash occurs. We will fight for the compensation that you need and deserve to move forward during this difficult time.

For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.

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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.



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