Surry County, NC (June 14, 2021) – One person was hurt and another was killed following a two-car crash on Interstate 77 in Surry County. The accident happened around 10:20 p.m. near mile marker 100.
According to Trooper Ned Moultrie of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a tree fell into the roadway on I-77. The vehicle struck the downed tree and resulted in the death of the driver, identified as 32-year-old D’Angelo Lee Campbell of Maple Heights, Ohio. The passenger, 36-year-old Leisha Figueroa, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no additional injuries were reported. No other cars were involved in the crash.
There is no further information available at this time. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of D’Angelo Campbell and we hope that Leisha Figueroa is able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents in North Carolina take place multiple times every day. According to statistics provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 crashes reported last year in our state. Many of these accidents took place on major highways such as Interstate 77. With a greater traffic volume and higher speed limits, there are a high number of careless and reckless drivers on the road. These drivers often contribute to the number of serious and fatal accidents that occur. In many instances, the cause of the crash must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be responsible.
If you or a family member have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you could have valuable and important legal rights. Under our state’s law, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the accident. North Carolina wrongful death law allows for the recovery of specific types of damages, including pain and suffering, funeral and medical bills, lost wages, and more. These cases should be handled by an attorney who has the necessary experience in the field.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our attorneys know what it takes to get the job done. We have nearly a decade of experience handling the most difficult and complex types of accident cases. We will stand up for you when you or your family member have been affected by a car accident in our state. Our firm serves the Piedmont region and Central North Carolina. We will have your back every step of the way and will fight to make sure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve.
Being affected by an injury crash is never an easy thing to experience. That is why we are here for you. We will help relieve the burden of the accident so that you can focus on the most important things in your life during this trying time. Together, we will help you get through this. To speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in North Carolina, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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