Micro, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman died after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Micro on Saturday afternoon, January 9.
Local reports revealed that the deadly crash occurred at around 2:40 p.m. near the intersection of US-301 and Watson Road. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 63-year-old Shirley Ann James was driving a GMC Sonoma pickup truck at the time of the accident. James reportedly collided with a Johnson County deputy’s vehicle driven by 24-year-old Quinton Rhue.
While Rhue had his emergency lights engaged and was passing slow-moving vehicles, James reportedly made a left turn and struck the deputy’s cruiser. James sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Rhue was also injured in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the collision is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Shirley Ann James at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Charlotte
Deadly car accidents happen daily in North Carolina. The state has the eighth largest driving population in the country with an estimated 7.5 million drivers as of 2018. Nearly one out of every 26 drivers in the state is involved in a collision, accounting for roughly 3.7%. There were 281,685 vehicle collisions reported across the state in 2018, contributing to over 1,442 traffic fatalities statewide.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in North Carolina, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. North Carolina state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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