Winston-Salem, NC – Catalina Mariano-Cruz Killed in U.S. 52 Accident

Winston-Salem, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman from Winston-Salem died in a two-vehicle accident that took place on U.S. Highway 52. The crash occurred on Saturday, January 9th at approximately 9:45 a.m.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the accident, which took place in the southbound lanes of the highway. According to officers, a 1997 Mercury van was traveling in the right lane when, for unknown reasons, it collided with a 2003 Saturn that was in the left lane. The crash caused the van to flip several times before coming to rest. A passenger, in the van, 59-year-old Catalina Mariano-Cruz, died at the accident scene. The driver of the van suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital while the Saturn driver was not injured. The roadway was closed after the crash occurred but reopened a few hours later.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of Catalina Mariano-Cruz following this tragic fatal accident in Winston-Salem.

Car Accidents in North Carolina  Winston-Salem, NC - Catalina Mariano-Cruz Killed in U.S. 52 Accident

Car accidents in North Carolina take place hundreds of times every day. Busy highways are a place where many crashes occur and these crashes are frequently serious and even deadly. According to statistics, nearly 1,500 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. The cause of each fatal accident must be closely investigated by authorities, however, many serious crashes occur due to the negligence of one or more drivers. Motorists often drive while distracted or will drive faster than the posted speed limit, placing themselves and all others at risk of being involved in a crash. These drivers are the cause of many of the most serious accidents that we see on a daily basis.

If you or your family have been affected by a car accident in our state, you are no doubt experiencing a broad range of emotions. If your loved one was killed in the crash, this is certainly a very tragic and heartbreaking time for you and your family. In cases where innocent victims are killed, the victim’s next-of-kin could be entitled to bring legal action on behalf of their loved one. This includes filing a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and more. An experienced attorney can help you through this difficult time as you seek to move forward.

At Burton Law Firm, we focus squarely on the needs of our clients. We will make sure that you are fully protected following a tragic accident. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help you through this difficult time. For more than 8 years, we have assisted clients in the Triad area and we would be honored to help you as well.

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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.

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