Fatal Big Rig Collision – Duplin County, NC

I’m Brian Ricci, a North Carolina Truck Accident Attorney. A big rig transporting corn was traveling along outside Kenansville at the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 11 in Duplin County during the morning of Wednesday, June 21st. The motorist of the big rig was approaching a red light at the intersection, failed to reduce speed, and colliding with a car. This unfortunately resulted in a big rig collision.

What Happened?

The motorist of a big rig, 61-year-old Carlton Butts, from Camden, was traveling along Highway 11, Wednesday morning. The motorist failed to reduce speed and stop at the red light, colliding with a passenger car, driven by Shirleen Chambers, 52, of Beulaville and then flipped over, spilling the its cargo of corn onto westbound Highway 24, forcing the highway to be closed.

Was Anybody Injured?

The driver of the truck, Carlton Butts was uninjured in the collision according to highway patrol at the scene. Tragically, the driver of the car, Shirleen Chambers, passed away in the accident. A representative from Vidant Duplin Hospital said the victim was a worker in their food services department. Butts is being charged with failure to stop for a red light and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Truck Accidents

All motorists have the duty, including truckers, to be cautious of the flow of traffic ahead of them. If a motorist neglects to do so and causes a collision, they may be deemed liable for all resulting damages. It may seem unnecessary to look both ways before proceeding into an intersect, especially when you have the green light, but just taking a second can save your life. You never know when someone will miss the light, run into the intersection, and the result might be tragic.

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