Graham, NC (October 13, 2020) – Around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 13, a man was killed in a fatal collision in Graham.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed the accident took place on I-40 around the area of North Carolina Highway 54. A man identified as Marco Shetter was traveling west in a Ford passenger vehicle when he struck a disabled box truck in the area for reasons that are not yet known. A 60-year-old High Point man was in the box truck.
Paramedics were present at the scene of the collision. They pronounced Shetter dead at the scene of the collision. The 60-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries but he is expected to be okay.
The highway was closed down in the area for an hour while police worked to clear the scene.
The 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.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina truck accidents do not happen as often as other accidents on our roads. In 2016 alone, approximately 14,000 truck accidents took within the state of North Carolina, some of which lead to fatalities every single year. Truck accidents tend to be so severe due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Some of the most common reasons for trucking accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and DROWSY DRIVING. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, it is important that you speak with an accident attorney as soon as possible.
Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads. These drivers are expected to keep well-maintained logs of when they drive and when they take breaks, as well as properly maintain their trucks so that they can ensure the safety of others on our roads. If you believe that a truck driver or a trucking company is responsible for the accident that took your loved one, it is important that you have options for recovery. You should speak with a wrongful death attorney following a North Carolina truck accident.
For years, our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here to help you after you have lost somebody you love in an accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after you have lost somebody you love. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, funeral costs, and more. If you have lost someone you love and wonder where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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