Lumberton, NC (March 29, 2022) – Police in Maxton responded to the scene of a deadly car accident on Saturday, March 26th. The accident occurred on North Carolina Highway 130, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
First Sgt. S.B. Lewis of the NCSHP reported that a vehicle was traveling on Highway 130 when the driver, identified as 21-year-old Amanda Jones, ran off the road to the right. Jones’s vehicle then collided with a tree before coming to rest off the roadway. Both Jones and her passenger, 29-year-old Destiny Locklear, were killed in the crash.
There were no other vehicles involved in the accident and no other injuries were reported. At this time, there is no word on the cause of the accident. Troopers are still investigating.
No additional information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families of Destiny Locklear and Amanda Jones following this tragic car accident in Maxton.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be a dangerous and deadly place for motorists. According to the most recent statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 individuals lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number had remained relatively steady in recent years before seeing a slight jump in 2019. From this statistic, we know that hundreds of accident victims will be killed in crashes that were not their fault. Each year, many innocent motorists lose their lives when they are involved in a crash with a negligent driver.
There are many different types of negligent driving that can lead to serious and fatal car accidents in North Carolina. Included in this list is impairment, distraction, speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving, and more. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by officers in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. Under North Carolina law, the victim of an injury accident or their family member may have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused a serious crash.
Maxton Car Accident Lawyer
Following a car accident in Maxton, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, you could obtain financial compensation on behalf of yourself or your loved one after an accident takes place. Here at Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help during your time of need. Maxton car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for you when you have been affected by the actions of a negligent driver. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients and their families.
We are here to take your call at any time and our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.