Burlington, NC (November 25, 2020) – The victim of a fatal car accident in Burlington has now been identified by police. The crash took place on Saturday, November 21st along Interstate 85 near the exit for Mount Hope Church Road.
According to authorities, 21-year-old Mickey Jason Ruiz-Vivar of Burlington was driving northbound on I-85 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road to the right side. Ruiz-Vivar’s car struck a guardrail before spinning into another vehicle driven by 57-year-old William Rosando of Whitsett. Ruiz-Vivar was thrown from his vehicle and was then hit by a tractor-trailer. He died at the crash scene. Rosando was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. No one else was hurt in the accident.
Following an investigation, police charged Ryan Donlon in connection with the crash. At this time, it is not clear was role Donlon played in the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greensboro Police Department or Crimestoppers. No further details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Mickey Jason Ruiz-Vivar following this tragic fatal accident in Burlington.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Approximately 1,500 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. The number of victims who lost their lives in crashes in our state has remained relatively constant over the past several years. However, there are many innocent lives lost every year due to the actions of negligent drivers on our roadways. Some of the common causes of deadly car accidents in North Carolina include impairment, distraction, speeding, failing to yield the right of way, and drowsy driving. Each car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the exact cause and which driver should be held responsible.
Under North Carolina law, families may have legal recourse in certain situations where their loved one was killed in a crash. Our state’s wrongful death statutes allow the deceased victims’ next-of-kin to file a claim for compensation on behalf of their family members. Wrongful death lawsuits can include compensation for funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and more. Wrongful death claims are extremely complicated and should only be handled by an attorney with the skill and experience to ensure your case is handled properly.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of need. For more than eight years, we have helped innocent crash victims and their families recover when they have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. We will make sure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled and that your future is secure following a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
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