Madison, NC – Sharon Stephens-McCandless Killed in Crash on U.S. 220

Madison, NC (July 2, 2021) – A 76-year-old woman was killed in a crash that took place on U.S. Highway 220 in Madison on Thursday night. The accident was reported around 7:50 p.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was called to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, 76-year-old Sharon Stephens-McCandless was driving a vehicle in the northbound lanes of U.S. 220. At the same time, a tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on Highway 220 when the driver attempted to make a U-turn into the northbound lanes. As the driver turned, the tractor-trailer collided with the vehicle driven by Stephens-McCandless and pushed it into a guardrail. Stephens-McCandless was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The tractor-trailer driver was not identified.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time. The road remained closed until approximately 1:00 a.m.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Sharon Stephens-McCandless following this fatal car accident in Madison.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina  Madison, NC - Sharon Stephens-McCandless Killed in Crash on U.S. 220

North Carolina can be a dangerous and deadly place for drivers. The number of reported car accidents in our state has increased consistently from 2014-2019. In 2014, there were approximately 220,000 crashes reported in our state. By 2019, the number had risen to approximately 280,000. In 2019, more than 1,400 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents and about more than 80,000 sustained some type of injury. Many victims of car accidents in North Carolina are hurt because of negligent drivers and not through any fault of their own.

There is certainly nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of someone you love. These fatal crashes take place daily on our streets and highways. When an innocent motorist dies in a crash, the victim’s family may have a valid claim for compensation. Under our state’s law, a deceased victim’s next-of-kin has the right to file a wrongful death action within two years of the date of death. These actions can seek a variety of compensation, including pain and suffering, lost wages, reimbursement of medical and funeral bills, punitive damages and possibly more. An experienced attorney is needed to guide you through this process.

Here at Burton Law Firm, we bring nearly a decade of experience handling difficult claims. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has successfully recovered over 40 million dollars in total compensation for his clients since 2012. From our office in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout the triad region of North Carolina and we would be honored to serve you as well.

Our team stands ready to take your call at any time. We have the skills and experience to make sure that your legal rights are fully protected following a sudden tragedy. Our team of compassionate and caring North Carolina car accident lawyers will have your back every step of the way. During the free consultation, we will explain your options and the steps that can be taken to meet your goals. To schedule an appointment, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.

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