According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Tanya Renee Terry was driving a black Dodge Charger at 112 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. Police tried to stop Terry’s vehicle but she fled and a high-speed chase ensued. As Terry proceeded onto US 301, her car crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a white pickup truck driven by 52-year-old Otis Ray Allen. Both Allen and Terry were transported to WakeMed with serious injuries. Two passengers in the pickup truck, 43-year-old Marvin Dave Atkinson and 56-year-old Thaddeus Eugene Mickens, died as a result of the accident.
Troopers have since charged Terry with several offenses related to the accident including two counts of second-degree murder, speeding 112 in a 55-mile-per-hour zone and felony speeding to elude arrest.
The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was ongoing. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
No further details have been released at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic car accident in Kenly.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal collisions take place on North Carolina’s roadways each day. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were approximately 1,500 fatalities in our state last year. The majority of deadly accidents take place because of the actions of at least one negligent driver. Speeding, reckless driving, impairment and distraction all contribute to many of the most serious collisions that we see on our highways.
There is certainly nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident. This is especially true when your loved one has been killed by the actions of a negligent driver. While you are no doubt experiencing a difficult time following the accident, you could have certain valuable and important legal rights. During this time, it is best to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney who can assist you.
Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to fight for you. Mr. Burton has practiced personal injury law in the Triangle area for 10 years. During this time, our firm has helped numerous clients following serious and fatal injury crashes. We would be honored to help you following a serious crash as well.
Our team is here to assist you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will go over your legal rights and help come up with a plan to ensure that you receive the greatest amount of possible compensation given the facts of your case. To schedule your appointment with a car accident attorney in Kenly, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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