Charlotte, NC (November 21, 2020) – Police in Charlotte have identified the victim of a deadly crash on Interstate 77. The incident took place around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19th.
According to authorities, Dillon John Hinkle, of Hiddenite, was traveling southbound on I-77 just north of Interstate 85. The area was congested with traffic from a construction project. As traffic slowed, Hinkle collided with the back of a tractor-trailer. He suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Rescue crews responded, causing a major backup on the interstate as motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel, and traffic was rerouted onto Sunset Road. The truck driver was not hurt in the crash.
There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of John Hinkle following this tragic crash in Charlotte.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
On average, car accidents in North Carolina claim the lives of nearly 1,500 people per year. These crashes can take place anywhere at any time. Major highways, such as I-77, are a frequent site of serious and fatal car accidents. Motorists who travel on the highways must always remember to use caution and to drive safely, following all traffic laws. Due to the congestion, heavy traffic volume, and higher speed limits, highways can be a dangerous and deadly place for drivers and their passengers. Even a split-second of inattention or negligent driving behavior can lead to a collision that has catastrophic consequences for all affected.
Under the laws of our state, victims of a North Carolina car accident may have legal recourse when they have been injured in a collision. If the crash was fatal, the victims’ family members can ask for compensation under our wrongful death laws. Crashes involving serious injuries and death present complicated legal questions and should only be handled by an attorney with substantial experience handling these types of cases.
If you are facing this situation and need a strong car accident attorney in North Carolina, Burton Law Firm is here for you. We proudly serve crash victims and their families throughout the state and we know what it takes to get the job done. Regardless of your circumstances, we will fight for justice and will stand up for your legal rights when you have been affected by the careless actions of another motorist. Since 2012, our firm has handled hundreds of car accident claims. During that time, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be proud to assist you as well.
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