Shelby, NC (September 8, 2020) – Around 6 p.m. on Saturday night, September 5, a teen was killed in a rear-end accident in Shelby.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the teen was killed in a collision on Crowder Ridge Road. A man was riding along on a Wilson farm tractor and attempted to make a left turn onto Grigg Road from Crowder Ridge Road when the collision occurred.
A Dodge Avenger came up behind the tractor and attempted to pass by it when they ran into the back of the tractor. The Avenger was being driven by Caleb Christian Capps. There was a passenger in the Dodge identified as 16-year-old Nathaniel Barrett who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the tractor was not injured as a result of the accident. Charges are pending in the case.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal accidents happen every single day in the state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. In 2017 alone, statistics show that approximately 1,396 people lost their lives in these catastrophic accidents due to the negligence of others. Losing a loved one in a collision can take you by surprise. Many families struggle to come to terms with the aftermath of a fatal collision. Luckily, families have the right to seek compensation on behalf of those who they have lost.
It can be frightening and confusing to love someone you love in a fatal North Carolina accident. In the blink of an eye, you could lose somebody close to you just because a driver engaged in reckless and preventable accidents. Families wonder how they will work toward the compensation they deserve as they grieve their losses. If you have lost somebody you love and wonder where you can turn, it is important that you seek the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled North Carolina personal injury attorneys are here for you when you need them the most. With close to six decades of combined experience, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights after you have suffered some of the most devastating losses. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of aspects including medical expenses your loved one has incurred, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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