Halifax County, NC (December 3, 2020) – A six-year-old child and another person are dead following a crash in Halifax County on Monday, November 30th. The crash took place around 8:00 p.m. on State Road 1206, near North Carolina Highway 501.
According to Sgt. A.S. Genao of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Tyesha Monique Brinkley of Enfield was driving a 2010 Chevrolet passenger car northbound on SR 1206 when she crossed the centerline of the roadway before striking a ditch and colliding with an embankment. The car then overturned several times before coming to rest.
Brinkley and a 6-year-old child in the Chevrolet died in the accident. 20-year-old Stacey Futrell and two 7-year-od children were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment. Their conditions are not known at this time. All of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle following the crash.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at this time. It is unclear if alcohol played a role in the crash and an investigation is ongoing. No additional details are available.
Our condolences go out to the victims’ families following this tragic fatal accident in Halifax County.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
Deadly car accidents are, unfortunately, quite common in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number has remained fairly constant over the past several years and is a reminder of the deadly nature of our roadways. A serious or fatal crash can take place at any time and, in many instances, can result in catastrophic consequences for innocent victims due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in North Carolina, you are no doubt experiencing one of the worst times of your life. There is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a family member. Under our state’s law, you could have legal rights if your loved one was killed due to the negligence of another person. A deceased victim’s next-of-kin may have the right to file a wrongful death claim as a result of the crash. These claims must be filed within two years of the date of death and can seek compensation for funeral and medical bills, loss of consortium, and more. Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and should only be handled by a skilled and experienced attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has the skills and experience that are needed to ensure a complete financial recovery following a serious crash. While no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a family member, the compensation that you receive can be important to help you through a period of time with unexpected expenses.
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