China Grove, NC (November 23, 2020) – One person was killed in a car accident that took place in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Rowan County. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, near the intersection with Old Beatty’s Ford Road.
According to police, one of the vehicles involved in the crash caught on fire following the accident. When rescue crews arrived, they found one person suffering from critical injuries. The victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene. There is no word on the total number of injured victims at this time and officials have not released any information on how the crash happened. Neither the deceased victim nor the driver has been identified at this time.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. There is no word on whether any charges are expected and no additional information is available at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic car accident in China Grove.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Interstates and major highways are a frequent location for car accidents in North Carolina. Each day, thousands of motorists travel throughout our state on these roadways. Highway driving can be especially dangerous given the higher speed limits, greater traffic volume, congestion, and concentration of negligent drivers. Even a single mistake made at a high speed can quickly turn into a crash involving many vehicles and resulting in catastrophic consequences.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you need a strong and aggressive attorney who will fight for your legal rights. Depending on how the accident occurred, you could be entitled to valuable legal compensation. If your loved one was killed in the crash, it may be possible to file a wrongful death action against the other driver. Under North Carolina, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by the victim’s legal representative within two years of the date of death. Wrongful death claims seek compensation for a variety of losses including funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, and more.
Taking legal action can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Having an attorney by your side can allow you to focus on the important aspects of your healing and recovery while your attorney worries about the legal details of your claim. At Burton Law Firm, we are here for you at any time. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton proudly fights for the rights of all of his clients. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for car accident victims and their families and we would be honored to represent you as well.
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