Wilson, NC (August 26, 2020) – Two people, including a 30-year-old woman were killed in a single-vehicle accident in Wilson on Monday, August 24th. The crash happened just before 2:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of Statonsburg Road.
According to the Wilson Police Department, a vehicle was traveling along Statonsburg when the driver lost control of the car. The vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The car then caught fire after the crash. Police arrived at the scene and located Shamerah Ward lying outside the vehicle. Ward was a passenger in the car when the crash occurred. The unidentified driver was trapped inside the vehicle and was also pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. There were no other injuries reported.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the families of those affected by this tragic accident in Wilson.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can be a devastating experience for victims and their families. Sadly, hundreds of innocent motorists are killed each year in crashes that are not their fault. In 2019, there were more than 1,400 fatal accidents reported on our roadways. While the cause of each crash may vary, deadly accidents can be caused by speeding, reckless driving, impairment, and more.
If you have been injured or lost a family member in a traffic accident, you could have legal rights following the crash. North Carolina law provides for family members to receive certain types of compensation if their loved one was killed due to the negligence of a third person. Under our wrongful death law, family members can recover for funeral and medical expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, and punitive damages. Only a skilled and trusted attorney can ensure that your rights are fully protected in this situation. It is important never to try and handle your claim yourself. If you do, you are likely to end up settling for an amount that is far less than what the case is worth. You could end up being financially responsible for a crash that was not your fault. Your attorney can help value your claim to ensure that you are receiving the amount that you should.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you during the most difficult and challenging times. Mr. Burton has experience handling the most difficult and complicated claims that arise from accidents. We take pride in helping crash victims receive justice and the compensation that they need in the aftermath of an accident. We would be honored to assist you and your family as you move forward along your road to recovery.
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