Morganton, NC (July 28, 2020) – A 49-year-old man from Ohio was killed in a head-on crash near Morganton on Monday, July 27th. The crash took place around 2:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of North Carolina Highway 126.
According to Trooper K.J. Macchia of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Troy Dean Benson was traveling on N.C. 126. At the same time, 48-year-old Amy Burford of Morganton was traveling the opposite direction on the same road. Suddenly, and for unknown reasons, Burford’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with Benson’s vehicle.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car accidents take place each day, multiple times per day on streets and highway across North Carolina. While many fatal crashes occur on busy city roads, they can just as easily take place on rural streets. Negligent drivers are present throughout our state and their actions can lead to dangerous and devastating results. Even a split second of distraction can cause a fatal car accident that can forever change the lives of all involved.
Unfortunately, many fatal car accidents in North Carolina result in death for a person who was completely innocent. These motorists may have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time when the crash occurred. Sadly, no one is ever truly safe from being involved in a crash once they are behind the wheel of a car.
If you have lost a loved one due to a traffic crash, it is important to speak to a North Carolina wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney should have extensive experience with similar cases. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of clients who are facing an uncertain future following a car accident. Mr. Burton works tirelessly to make sure his clients are protected and that they receive appropriate compensation to help secure their future after the crash.
Wrongful death claims in North Carolina are complicated and should only be handled by an attorney who has the experience and tenacity to handle these very difficult and emotional cases. Since 2012, our firm has recovered more than 40 million dollars for injured victims and their families. No matter how difficult the case, we are here for you any time you need us.
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