Greenville, NC – Michael Steven Higgins Killed in Crash with SHP Trooper

Greenville, NC (August 23, 2020) – A 22-year-old student at East Carolina University and an intern with the State Highway Patrol was killed in a crash that took place in Greenville on Saturday, August 22nd. The collision happened around 1:00 a.m. on Smithtown Road.
According to reports, 22-year-old Michael Steven Higgins was participating in a ride-along with Highway Patrol Trooper Omar Romero when Romero attempted to apprehend a suspected impaired driver on Smithtown. As Romero sped up in an attempt to overtake the driver’s vehicle, he lost control of his patrol car. Romero’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole and two trees before coming to rest on the shoulder.
Higgins, a senior at East Carolina University majoring in criminal justice, was killed as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. Romero was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time and there is no additional information available.
We are saddened to hear of this crash in Greenville and we offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Michael Steven Higgins.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina  Greenville, NC - Michael Steven Higgins Killed in Crash with SHP Trooper

There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member in a traffic accident. Last year, more than 1,400 people were killed in traffic crashes in North Carolina. The pain and anguish are even greater when your loved one was killed in an accident that was not their fault. Many accidents are caused by the negligence of other motorists and are preventable. Unfortunately, these accidents can claim the lives of innocent victims or result in serious injuries.

When you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, you are likely feeling very overwhelmed, especially just after the accident takes place. During this time, every day may seem like a whirlwind of new activity and strong emotions as you try to move forward following a sudden tragedy. The last thing that you should have to concern yourself with is trying to make a legal case to recover the compensation that you need and deserve.

Following the crash, you should reach out to a skilled and trusted North Carolina wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can help guide you through the steps that need to be taken in order to help secure your recovery and your future. Under North Carolina law, wrongful death actions must be filed within two years of the date of death and can include payment for funeral and medical costs, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and more. Only an attorney who is experienced with these types of cases can truly ensure that your legal rights are protected.

At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of greatest need. With a caring and compassionate approach, Mr. Burton treats all clients as if they are family. Your case will receive the utmost attention that it deserves and we will fight to make sure that you are compensated to the maximum extent given your particular circumstances.

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