Johnston County, NC (June 29, 2021) – An 18-year-old woman is dead after being run over by a vehicle in Clayton on Monday, June 28th. The crash took place in the 300 block of Vinson Road just before 2:30 p.m.
According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Tebria Frazier was riding on top of a white SUV when she was thrown off of the vehicle. She was then run over by the SUV while lying in the roadway. Frazier was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the SUV has not been identified by authorities at this time. There were no other injuries reported and no additional vehicles involved in the crash. Motorists in the area were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
Police are investigating the accident. There is no word on whether any criminal charges are expected to be filed. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Tebria Frazier following this deadly accident in Johnston County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Each day across North Carolina, there are fatal crashes reported. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 1,400 people tragically lose their lives each year in car accidents that take place on our state’s roadways. This averages to about four fatalities each day. The circumstances of each North Carolina car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities who will ultimately determine the sequences of events leading to the accident as well as which party should be held responsible.
Following a fatal crash in North Carolina, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights and options. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member or loved one to a crash. This is especially true when your family member was killed in an accident that was not their fault. In these cases, you may have a wrongful death claim under North Carolina law. These claims are brought by the relatives of deceased victims and must be filed within two years of the date of death. Under a wrongful death action, you could be allowed to recover a variety of damages, including lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and more. Given the complexity of these claims, it is always best to have a skilled and experienced attorney working for you to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our team brings nearly a decade of tested legal experience to each client’s case. We know what you are going through during such a difficult and tragic period in your life. Our firm can help you move forward along the path to recovery during this difficult time.
We always provide a free consultation for all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at any time at (833) 623-0042.
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