Troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. Based on initial reports, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Devon Freeman was traveling on Lake Road at a high rate of speed when his vehicle left the roadway and traveled into a ditch before striking a tree. The car then flipped several times before coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. Freeman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. His passenger, who has not been identified, was taken to a CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Both of the Marines involved were stationed at Cherry Point.
Troopers have not released any further details regarding the crash. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Devon Freeman after this tragic accident in Craven County. Our thoughts are with the injured passenger and we hope for his complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Car accidents in North Carolina happen every day, multiple times per day. These crashes occur on busy highways as well as neighborhood streets and rural roads. No one is ever truly safe from being injured in a crash. Last year in our state, there were more than 80,000 injuries, and 1,400 fatalities reported as a result of accidents that took place on our roadways. These numbers remind us that driving carefully and safely is extremely important in order to avoid being involved in a crash that could have life-changing consequences.
When you have been injured in an accident, it is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed. You may be struggling with physical pain or the thought that your financial future could be in jeopardy. As you continue to receive medical treatment, the road to recovery seems long and uncertain. You are likely wondering if you will ever be able to return to the life that you enjoyed prior to the accident. During this time, it is important to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton will stand up for you and make sure that your rights are protected. Mr. Burton is a North Carolina car accident lawyer who fights for his clients to ensure that justice prevails in every case. We take a tough but compassionate approach and seek to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients as we believe that negligent, reckless, and careless drivers should always be held accountable for their actions. From our offices in Raleigh, we serve injured North Carolina accident victims and their families in all areas throughout our state.
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