Valdese, NC (August 19, 2020) – On Tuesday afternoon, August 18, a woman was killed in a fatal crash that took place on a highway in Valdese.
Police confirmed that 81-year-old Myrlevinea Stamey was sitting on the shoulder of I-40 in her vehicle around 3:45 p.m. when she merged back onto the highway. Her vehicle and another vehicle collided in the left lane, causing a severe collision.
Stamey was initially transported to the hospital with injuries and then to another hospital by medical helicopter. However, she tragically passed away while on the flight.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended amount of time while police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal collisions happen every single day in North Carolina, with these accidents happening more commonly than usual over the past decade. In just 2017 alone, statistics showed that there were approximately 1,287 fatalities in accidents due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and many other aspects. Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can have a huge impact on every aspect of a person’s life. Families, luckily, have many options for recovery after they have suffered enormous losses in one of these accidents.
Nobody is ever prepared to face the aftermath of a fatal accident. On top of this, families are fully aware that no amount of money can completely make up for the fact that you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision. However, it can lessen the stress that you are feeling after an accident that was caused by another party. If you have lost a loved one as the result of an accident, you have many options for recovery. With the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney, you may be able to receive compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Receiving compensation for these aspects can help you move forward after one of the most distressing experiences of your life.
Our personal injury attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA have completely dedicated our lives to those in need after life-altering accidents. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be and how it can impact you in a variety of ways. Losing a loved one can push you into a challenging position that you should not have to face alone. As you are grieving, you should not have to worry about how you will afford to pay for a variety of financial aspects all on your own. It is important that you have assistance every step of the way throughout this process. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 262-1436 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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