Grimesland, NC – Michael Higgins Killed in Fatal Crash on Smithtown Rd

Grimesland, NC (August 23, 2020) – Around 12:53 a.m. on August 22, one person was killed in a fatal crash in Grimesland.

According to the State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Smithtown Road when a state trooper with a passenger tried to overtake a suspected DUI driver. The trooper allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to run onto the shoulder. The vehicle then struck a pole and two trees.

The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 22-year-old Michael Higgins, who was a senior in the Highway Patrol’s college internship program. He passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene of the collision.

The trooper who was driving the vehicle was identified as Omar Romero. Romero was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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 

Grimesland, NC – Michael Higgins Killed in Fatal Crash on Smithtown RdIn 2017, it was reported that approximately 1,287 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents due to the negligence of others. Not all accidents lead to fatal results but most of the severe crashes do. Single-vehicle accidents are more likely to lead to fatal results. Many families face the aftermath of a fatal collision and wonder where they can turn in their time of need. When drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them, they could be held fully liable for the harm and suffering that a family has sustained in the event of an accident. If you have suffered losses and wonder where to turn, it is essential that you immediately seek the help of an accident attorney.

Nobody should ever have to endure the aftermath of a fatal collision. If you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. On top of that, you may be suffering emotionally as you try to move forward during these desperate times. Luckily, with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney on your side, you can receive the compensation you deserve for losses like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, you should always seek immediate legal assistance.

Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are prepared to stand by your side after you have suffered losses due to an accident. You can find out more about our attorneys and how we have helped others at If you have lost a loved one and know that another party is to blame for the collision, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to keep up with financial aspects following the accident. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.

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