Johnston County, NC (March 29, 2021) – A man from Kinston was killed in a wrong-way crash that took place in Johnston County on Monday morning. The accident happened around 12:40 a.m. along Highway 70 near Braswell Road and Pine Level.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the collision. According to troopers, 35-year-old Robin Pacheco, of Smithfield, was operating an F-150 westbound in the eastbound lanes. As he proceeded in the eastbound lanes of travel, he collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Cheston Edwards. Edwards suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. Pacheco was not hurt.
Following an investigation, troopers arrested Pacheco and charged him with driving while impaired. Other charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. There is no additional information available at this time.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic crash in Johnston County. Our condolences go out to the family of Cheston Edwards during this difficult time.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina car accidents can have a major and life-changing impact on their victims. Injury crashes occur across our state each day. The number of accidents has remained relatively steady in recent years. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were approximately 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. These crashes resulted in about 80,000 injuries and about 1,500 deaths. While no one ever expects to be involved in a crash, innocent accident victims are often affected by the actions of negligent drivers.
When you have been hurt in a crash, you should turn to a skilled attorney for help with your case and understanding your legal rights. During this time, you need a lawyer you can count on to fight for you and to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Negligent motorists should be held fully accountable for their actions and you should not have to take less than the amount to which you are entitled. This is especially true if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault.
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