Lenoir, NC (October 27, 2020) – Around 3:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon, October 26, a woman was killed in a fatal accident on a Lenoir highway.
The crash took place on US-321 around the area of Indian Grave Road when the driver of a Ford Ranger was headed north and ran off the road to the left. The vehicle overcorrected and then overturned in the northbound lanes of traffic.
The passenger in the truck, who has since been identified as 21-year-old Deanna Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the truck was identified as a 20-year-old Boone man who was injured in the accident but is expected to be okay.
The northbound lanes of traffic were closed until approximately 5 p.m. when police reopened the scene.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Thousands of people lose their lives in fatal collisions every year in the state of North Carolina. In fact, in just one recent year’s time, it was estimated that approximately 1,396 people were killed in these accidents due to the carelessness of others. These accidents occur due to many different reasons including driver distractions, drunk driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. If you have lost somebody you love in an accident and believe that another party is at fault, you have many options moving forward.
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Our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life after you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident. We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming or devastating as saying goodbye to someone you love after an accident. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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