Cary, NC (October 3, 2020) – Officials with the Cary Police Department have identified the victim of a fatal accident that took place on Thursday. The crash happened along U.S. 1, near U.S. 64, around 9:00 a.m.
According to police, 27-year-old Melissa Dewy, of Ohio, was killed int he fatal crash. Investigators say that Dewy was driving a station wagon on U.S. 1 when her vehicle became disabled in the travel lane. As she exited the car, she was struck by a passing motorist. The impact of the crash caused her car to collide with a third vehicle. Rescue crews arrived at the scene where Dewy was pronounced dead from her injuries. The two other drivers were transported to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. They have not been identified at this time.
The southbound lanes of U.S. 1 remained closed until around noon, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Cary Police are still investigating the crash at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Melissa Dewy following this tragic fatal car accident in Cary.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Being involved in a car accident is one of the scariest thoughts for many people. While we all must drive to go about our day-to-day lives, there is a great amount of risk involved. With the number of negligent drivers that are present on our roadways, motorists must be extremely careful and cautious at all times in order to reduce their chances of being injured or killed in a crash. In 2018, there were 1,472 fatalities reported due to car accidents in North Carolina and nearly 80,000 injuries as well. These numbers are shocking and represent some of the potential danger that exists on our roadways.
Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one due to a North Carolina car accident. This a truly tragic event that can tear your family apart in an instant. If your loved one was taken from you due to the careless actions of another driver, it is important to protect the legal rights that you have in this situation. North Carolina law provides for the possibility of filing a wrongful death claim against a negligent motorist whose actions led directly to the death of another person. These cases are normally brought by relatives of the deceased individual and must be filed within two years of the date of death.
At Burton Law Firm, we routinely handle these difficult claims on behalf of family members who have experienced a loss. Raleigh wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to help you during your time of need. Mr. Burton’s care and compassion and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients help ensure that you will receive the recovery that you need to get through these difficult times.
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