Fayetteville, NC (October 4, 2020) – Two people were killed in a car accident that took place in Fayetteville on Saturday, October 3rd. The crash happened just before 1:00 p.m. on Gillespite Street near the intersection with Grady Street.
According to a report from the Fayetteville Police Department, 31-year-old Regis Harris was driving a white Chevrolet sedan when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle collided head-on with a red Toyota truck driven by 90-year-old Katie Hayward. Harris died at the crash scene while Hayward was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead as well.
Police are still looking into the crash at this time and have not determined what caused the two vehicles to collide. There were no other injuries reported following the crash. Officers closed the road for about an hour while they investigated at the crash scene.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the families of Regis Haris and Katie Hayward following this tragic fatal crash in Fayetteville.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
There is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a loved one in a North Carolina car accident. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 1,472 people lost their lives in crashes across our state in 2018. This number has remained relatively steady over the past several years, although the number of traffic accidents has recently increased. Many victims of fatal car accidents are killed when they are involved in a crash with a negligent driver and they will needlessly lose their lives due to the careless actions of another person.
Under North Carolina law, the victim’s next-of-kin or personal representative can seek legal recourse when a family member has been killed in a crash. If you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the other party. Wrongful death actions in North Carolina must be filed within two years of the date of death. These claims seek recovery for a variety of things, including lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of consortium, punitive damages, and possibly more.
A North Carolina wrongful death attorney can advise you on the steps that you need to take to secure your rights. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton fights hard for his clients to ensure that they receive the justice that they deserve. While we know that no amount of money can replace the loss of a family member, we can help you obtain compensation to get you through a difficult period in your life without experiencing financial hardship. From our office in Raleigh, our firm represents clients throughout all areas of eastern North Carolina.
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