Lincoln County, NC (March 27, 2021) – Two men were killed following a two-vehicle crash in Lincoln County on Friday. The collision was reported around 1:00 p.m. on Campground Road at the intersection with Pine Ridge Drive.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling westbound on Campground Road. The driver of the Avalanche crossed the double yellow line and collided head-on with a 2002 GMC Yukon that was traveling eastbound. The Chevrolet driver, 28-year-old Alexander Hickman, was critically hurt in the crash. Hickman’s passenger, 74-year-old Michael Spillars, died at the scene. Hickman was airlifted to Atrium Health in Charlotte. The driver of the Yukon, 73-year-old Boyce Moore, died at the scene.
Troopers say that speed and reckless driving played a role in the crash. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes and to avoid the area if possible.
No further details are available at this time.
We wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic fatal accident in Lincoln County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous place for motorists. According to the statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 people were killed in car accidents across our state in 2019. These numbers amount to approximately three fatalities every day. A North Carolina car accident can be a life-changing event for victims and their families. These accidents happen very suddenly and voluntarily and are often caused by the actions of negligent drivers.
In the aftermath of the crash, you are likely experiencing a great deal of grief and pain. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one in a crash. This is especially true if your family member was killed in an accident that was not their fault. During this time, your focus should rightfully be on your family and determining how best to move forward in the face of a sudden tragedy. The last thing you need to worry about is trying to handle legal matters following the accident.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we can help when you have lost a family member in a traffic accident. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of greatest need. We bring a high level of skill and compassion to every case and we will fight tirelessly to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. For nearly a decade, we have helped our clients recover more than 40 million dollars in total compensation.
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