Lenoir County, NC (July 17, 2020) – Two men were killed in a crash involving a log truck and an SUV in Lenoir County. The crash was first reported just after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15th at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 55 and Highway 903.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the crash occurred. When officers arrived, they were able to determine that an SUV came to a stop sign at the intersection of 55 and 903. The SUV ran the stop sign and collided with a log truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The occupants of the SUV have been identified as 30-year-old Timothy Camus and 45-year-old Chauncey Spencer of Myrtle Beach. Both Camus and Spencer died at the scene as a result of their injuries. Police have not said whether Camus or Spencer was driving the SUV when the crash occurred. The driver of the log truck was not injured in the crash, however, a passenger in the truck suffered undisclosed injuries. Neither the injured passenger nor the log truck driver has been identified by authorities.
Traffic was delayed near the scene as the investigation lasted several hours. Motorists were urged to use caution. No further details have been released at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the families of the two men killed in this crash. Our thoughts are with the injured passenger and we hope for a speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there 318,043 North Carolina traffic accidents reported in our state in 2019. In addition, there were a total of 1,402 fatalities and 125,273 injuries. These numbers underscore the fact that driving in North Carolina can be a hazardous activity and that a crash can change your life in just a matter of seconds. This is especially true given the increasing number of negligent, reckless, and dangerous drivers that use our roadways each day.
When you or your family have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you may have questions regarding your legal rights. During this time, it is normal to struggle with simple day-to-day tasks and to manage your life in the aftermath of a tragic crash. The burdens of your legal case should not be something with which you have to concern yourself. It is important during this time to make sure that you have solid representation on your side.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton will make sure that you are always protected. Mr. Burton understands what you are going through and he is very familiar and knowledgeable of the laws that apply to your case. Since 2012, we have assisted victims and their families in recovering compensation for injuries sustained in crashes throughout our state. Let us help you move forward as you walk along the path to recovery.
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