Elizabeth City, NC – Women Killed in Fatal Collision on NC-17

Elizabeth City, NC (January 27, 2021) – On Tuesday, a fatal collision took place on a major roadway in Elizabeth City.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the collision took place on NC-17 around 10 a.m. Police confirmed that 37-year-old Nicholas Kivlehan was traveling north when his Honda Pilot ran into the rear of a Honda sedan. The other Honda was being driven by 75-year-old Bessie Saunders with her passenger, 62-year-old Anita Gatling.

Gatling and Saunders were both pronounced dead at the hospital where they were taken due to the extent of their injuries.

A witness said that the Honda sedan was slowing down when Kivlehan slammed into the back of their vehicle at high speeds. He has since been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failing to reduce his speed.

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.

No further details have been released. The investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina 

1/27 Elizabeth City, NC – Women Killed in Fatal Collision on NC-17Every month, hundreds of people are killed as a result of fatal accidents in the state of North Carolina. In just one recent year, it is estimated that approximately 1,396 people were killed in fatal accidents due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, it is important that you have the help of a legal advocate as you move forward.

North Carolina car accidents happen due to many different reasons and sometimes take the lives of those we love each year. Families are sometimes left feeling helpless and alone after they have lost someone they love due to a car accident, especially if they are unfamiliar with the legal system. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is important that you have the dedicated help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney by your side.

Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here to help you after you have suffered immense losses due to a car accident. For years, we have assisted many families and will ensure that your rights are being protected when you need them the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.

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