Winston-Salem, NC – Billy Willard Killed in Fatal Crash on I-40

Winston-Salem, NC (February 2, 2021) – Around 6:15 p.m. on Monday evening, February 1, a man was killed in a fatal crash in Winston-Salem.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place in the westbound lanes of I-40 around the area of McGregor Road. Police confirmed that 77-year-old Billy Willard was traveling east in his SUV when his vehicle collided with a Mazda head-on due to reasons that are not yet known.

Willard was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident as a result of traumatic injuries. Two occupants in the Mazda, who have not yet been formally identified, were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, though they are expected to be okay.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time.

No further details have been released. The investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina

2/2 Winston-Salem, NC – Billy Willard Killed in Fatal Crash on I-40Hundreds of lives are lost in the state of North Carolina every single year. These accidents take on many forms but head-on collisions are some of the most severe. In one recent year’s time, over 1,396 people were killed as a result of fatal accidents in the state of North Carolina. It is important to note that only a small percentage of these accidents were head-on collisions. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic results. Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may have questions they cannot answer on their own, which is why they should seek the experienced help of a legal advocate.

It is never easy to lose somebody you love in a fatal crash, but this is the reality of many North Carolina car accidents every year. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay for a variety of bills that pile up against you. It is imperative that you seek the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney who has years of experience in these cases. From there, you can move forward knowing that your rights will be protected.

Because it is never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one, our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you. We understand how traumatic and life-altering a fatal crash can be and offer our assistance to you at this time. Our attorneys will help you work toward justice and compensation for a wide array of losses. If you have lost someone you love in an accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for more information.

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