Pembroke, NC (April 11, 2021) – A 23-year-old man from Lumberton was killed and a woman was injured following a crash earlier this week. The accident happened around 3:41 a.m. on Monday, April 5th along Union Chapel Road, near Pembroke.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to SHP Troopers H.P. Locklear, 23-year-old Alquan Lyles was driving a 2005 Chevrolet passenger vehicle northbound along Union Chapel Road. At the same time, 21-year-old Rhiannon Jones, of Pembroke, was operating a 2010 Chevrolet southbound on Union Chapel.
As Jones rounded a curve, her vehicle traveled into the northbound lanes of Union Chapel and collided head-on with Lyles’ car. Lyles’ vehicle then left the roadway and struck a ditch before coming to rest. Jones’ car came to rest in the roadway. Lyles was pronounced dead at the crash scene while Jones was airlifted to McLeod Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. There is no further update on her condition at this time.
No charges have been filed pending the outcome of toxicology reports. There is no further information at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Alquan Lyles following this deadly car accident in Pembroke.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous and deadly place for drivers. According to recent statistics, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives due to car accidents that took place in our state in 2019. That number averages to more than four fatalities per day. Sadly, the victims of these fatal crashes are often innocent and are killed due to the actions of negligent drivers. These crash victims will leave behind grieving families who will struggle to make sense of such a sudden tragedy.
There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a family member in a North Carolina car accident. Following the accident, your focus is rightfully on your family. However, if you have lost a loved one due to a traffic accident in North Carolina you could have valuable legal rights. This includes the right to receive compensation on behalf of your loved one. You could be entitled to recover for funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and potentially more. Wrongful death laws are very complicated and these cases should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we are here for you during your time of greatest need. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton can help ensure that you are not left empty-handed following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. From our office in Raleigh, we help innocent accident victims and their families throughout eastern North Carolina and have done so successfully for nearly a decade.
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