Burlington, NC (August 9, 2020) – A woman from Greensboro was killed in a crash that took place in Burlington on Thursday, August 6th. The crash was reported just before 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of South Mebane Street and Summit Avenue.
According to reports, a 49-year-old woman was traveling westbound on Mebane Street in a 2015 Audi when her vehicle crossed over the double yellow line and collided with a 2011 Hyundai traveling eastbound. The driver of the Hyundai, 41-year-old Jessica Kate Downey, was rushed to Alamance Regional Medical Center where she died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Audi was taken to Duke Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. She has not been identified at this time and there is no further update to her condition. Two other occupants in Downey’s vehicle, a 20-year-old and an 18-year-old, were transported to Moses Cone Hospital where they were listed in serious condition.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit for the Burlington Police Department is investigating the crash. There is no word at this time on whether charges are expected and the cause of the accident is still unknown at this time. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the BPD at 336-229-3500.
No further details are available at this time.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jessica Kate Downey following this tragic crash in Burlington. We also hope that the injured victims are able to make a full recovery from their injuries.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A fatal car accident in North Carolina is a life-changing event for family members who are left behind following the crash. Certainly, no one ever expects that their loved one will be suddenly killed in a crash. Sadly, these accidents can and do occur nearly every day in our state. In 2018, there were more than 280,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina and just over 1,400 fatalities as a result.
A fatal crash must be carefully investigated by authorities to determine the cause. This will often involve a detailed crash reconstruction where investigators attempt to determine the exact position of the cars at the time of the crash and what events may have led to the occurrence of the accident. Many fatal car accidents in our state are caused by drivers who are impaired or distracted. These types of negligent driving make up a disproportionate number of tragic outcomes that we see in North Carolina.
If your family member has been killed in a crash that was not their fault, you should speak with a trusted and skilled North Carolina wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. At Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to assist if you have been hurt in a crash anywhere throughout the Piedmont region. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly serve clients across our state. Since 2012, attorney Jason M. Burton has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for crash victims.
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