Burlington, NC (August 30, 2020) – Around 10:08 p.m., a woman was killed in a fatal collision that took place on a Burlington highway.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that the crash occurred on US-70 when one vehicle was headed east and another was headed west. The first vehicle went left into the other lane of traffic where it struck the other vehicle head-on.
The driver of the second vehicle was identified as 43-year-old Penny Jeffreys from Mebane, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Two other people involved in the accident, who have not yet been identified, were taken to the hospital by ambulances.
Police have since determined that the driver of the first vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
An investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
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At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled attorneys are here to assist you after you have lost someone that you love in an accident. These accidents happen unexpectedly and leave families in one of the most challenging positions in their lives. You may find that you are eligible for compensation that can help you get back on your feet in your dire time of need. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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