Asheville, NC (January 15, 2024) – The Asheville Police Department confirmed that two people died as a result of an accident that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. Just after 2:00 p.m. on January 10, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash on Tunnel Road.
According to official reports, a motor vehicle accident took place in the 1400 block of the roadway near the Holiday Inn. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the road as they provided assistance. Two people inside one of the vehicles were fatally injured. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. The victims were later identified as 72-year-old Charlotte Metcalf and 75-year-old Matthew Metcalf. One victim involved in the accident, identified as Mark Davis, was injured. Davis was transported to Mission Hospital for emergency care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope Mark Davis recovers quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the families of Matthew Metcalf and Charlotte Metcalf at this time.
Fatal Crash in North Carolina
Fatal accidents can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, countless people lose their lives as a result of accidents reported in our state each year. Knowing that your loved one died as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions can make it difficult to accept the sad reality. Unfortunately, the majority of vehicle collisions that occur in our state are a result of recklessness. Leading factors in many of the collisions on our roadways include:
- Inadequate road design: Inadequate road design, such as sharp curves or lack of proper signage, can contribute to driver misjudgments and accidents.
- Animal crossings: Collisions with animals on the road, if not avoided, can lead to accidents and pose a threat to both drivers and the animals involved.
- Poor visibility: Limited visibility due to factors like fog or darkness increases the chances of accidents, especially if drivers fail to adjust their speed accordingly.
The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when it is caused by someone else’s careless or reckless actions. In these devastating situations, seeking legal representation from a wrongful death lawyer can be crucial in protecting your rights and seeking justice for your family. No amount of compensation can bring back the life that was taken, but it can help provide financial stability and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, do not wait to seek the guidance and support of an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the immense pain and suffering that comes with such a loss, which is why we are committed to helping families find closure through legal means. While no amount of compensation can make up for their absence, it can help relieve financial burdens during this difficult time. Our dedicated team of attorneys will fight tirelessly to seek full and fair compensation for your loss while providing you with compassionate support along the way. You do not have to face this alone, let us be your trusted advocates in seeking justice for your family. Contact our personal injury law firm today at (800) 693-7833 for a free case evaluation.