Edgecombe County, NC (April 27, 2021) – A 78-year-old man was killed in a crash that took place in Edgecombe County on Monday morning. The collision happened on North Carolina Highway 97.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Raymond Exum was traveling on N.C. 97 when his vehicle was struck by a car driven by an unidentified teenager. There is no information on the exact details leading up to the accident, however, police say that the teenager is expected to be charged for his role in the crash. It is not clear whether the teenager was injured as a result of the accident. No additional injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved in the collision. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene of the crash and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
A crash investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Raymond Exum in the aftermath of this tragic car accident in Edgecombe County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina car accidents are reported daily across our state. Both drivers, as well as passengers, are normally at equal risk of being injured in a car accident. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transporation, nearly 80,000 people were injured in accidents that took place throughout North Carolina in 2019. There are a wide variety of causes for car accidents but most of them share the common denominator of a negligent driver being involved.
Each car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause. All crash victims who are injured by negligent drivers in our state could be entitled to compensation for their injuries. In cases involving death, the victim’s personal representative has the ability to step in and file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. The laws surrounding car accidents in North Carolina are very complicated and these claims should only be handled by a skilled and experienced attorney with knowledge of this particular area of the law. This is particularly true if your loved one has been killed in the crash. In this case, you should need an attorney with substantial experience and knowledge in this area.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a crash in our state, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton can help. We provide legal assistance to victims located throughout eastern North Carolina. For more than eight years, our office has helped our clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives and we have recovered financial compensation allowing victims and their family members to get back on their feet after a serious accident.
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