Farmville, NC (May 23, 2020) – Two men died in a tractor-trailer accident in Farmville on Friday, May 22nd. The crash was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Wesley Church Road near U.S. 264.
The Farmville Police Department and the State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to authorities, the tractor-trailer was traveling on Wesley Church Road with a full load of cargo when it overturned.
Troopers reported that 55-year-old Darren Buckrham and 66-year-old John Parks were killed in the crash. Both were occupants of the truck. There is no information on caused the crash at this time and an investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones in this fatal accident.
Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash in Farmville
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are more than 100 fatalities reported in North Carolina truck accidents each year. Commercial vehicle crashes have high rates of death and serious injury just due to the sheer force and impact of the collision. With a system of major highways that run throughout our state, tractor-trailer accidents are, unfortunately, quite common.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a commercial vehicle crash in our state, it is vital to retain the services of a skilled and experienced attorney. North Carolina truck accident cases are legally and factually complicated and require someone who is familiar with the law to provide effective counsel.
At Burton Law Firm, we have successfully represented injured victims across our state in serious injury cases. We know what it takes to obtain justice for our clients. North Carolina truck accident attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to help you at any time.
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