Winston-Salem, NC (June 13, 2021) – Two men were killed after a single-car crash in Winston-Salem on Saturday morning, June 12th. The crash took place in the 1200 block of Stafford Village Boulevard at approximately 1:20 a.m.
At that time, police received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash in the area. When officers arrived, they located a 2016 Porsche Cayman that had run off the road and struck a tree. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur at this time. The two occupants of the vehicle were critically hurt in the crash. A passenger, 24-year-old Tyler Noah Rodriguez, of Clemmons, died at the crash scene. The driver, 25-year-old Jeremy Wanichko, of Winston-Salem, was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. There was no one else in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families affected by this tragic fatal crash in Winston-Salem.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
The loss of a loved one in a North Carolina car accident is one of the most devastating events that any family will ever experience. Unfortunately, fatal crashes occur in our state every day. According to the North Carolina Department of transportation, 1,487 people lost their lives in North Carolina traffic accidents in 2019. Fatal car accidents happen suddenly and unexpectedly and can take place on major highways, city streets, or in quiet residential areas. Drivers must always be aware of the potential for a serious and deadly crash to occur and should take precautions to lower their risks of being involved in an accident.
Under North Carolina law, you could have legal rights if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. The North Carolina wrongful death statute allows a family member to bring a claim within two years of the date of their loved one’s death. These claims can be filed if your loved one was killed by the negligence of another person. Wrongful death claims are complicated, however, and should only be handled by an attorney with skill and experience in handling these cases.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in North Carolina can provide the help that you need. For nearly a decade, attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted victims and their families who are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. We will stand up for your legal rights and ensure that you are not left financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will explain your rights and options so that you can determine how to proceed. If we take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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