Graham, NC (July 15, 2022) – Two men were killed in a head-on crash in Graham on Thursday, July 14th. The crash was reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Greensboro Chapel Hill Road near Bethel South Fork Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash. According to troopers, 33-year-old Randall Scott Tefft, Jr. of Graham was traveling westbound in a Volkswagen. At the same time, 59-year-old Bryan Edward Wilson, 59, of Burlington, was traveling eastbound in a Lincoln Town Car. Tefft crossed the center line of the roadway and struck Wilson’s vehicle head-on. Both men suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the scene. There were no other individuals or vehicles involved in the crash.
At this time, it is unknown what caused Tefft to travel left of center. The crash remains under investigation.
Troopers closed the road for about three hours while they investigated the crash. Motorists were asked to avoid the area and to look for alternate routes of travel if possible. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families affected by this fatal car accident in Graham.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal crashes in North Carolina are reported each day on our state’s roadways. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, about 1,500 people are killed annually in North Carolina car accidents. Each fatal accident must be closely investigated by police. However, most serious and deadly crashes have some common factors. Mainly, these accidents are caused by careless drivers. A driver who violates traffic laws is far more likely to cause a serious accident and also to cause harm to an innocent motorist.
North Carolina law provides relief to family members who have lost their loved one in an untimely manner due to someone else’s negligence. Under our state’s wrongful death statute, the victim’s closest relatives, or next-of-kin, are able to file a claim for the wrongful death of their family member. These claims must be asserted within two years of the date of the accident or they can be lost forever. It is important to make sure that your rights are protected following a fatal accident. In order to do this, you should speak with a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton can help you during your time of greatest need. We routinely represent victims and family members following serious injury crashes. Our practice is focused on helping those who are seeking justice following an injury accident. We use our experience and skills in these types of cases to ensure that our clients are always receiving the best possible outcome for their cases.
Our firm stands ready to assist you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to speak with a Graham wrongful death lawyer, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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