Duplin Co., NC – Truck Driver Killed in I-40 Auto Wreck

Duplin Co., NC – Truck Driver Killed in I-40 Auto Wreck

Duplin Co., NC (February 20, 2024) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that 31-year-old Mildo Velasquez lost his life as a result of a truck accident that occurred on Sunday, February 18. The incident took place during the evening hours.

Preliminary investigations show that Velasquez was hauling a trailer on Interstate 40 when his trailer unhitched from his truck. After noticing the detachment, Velasquez pulled over his vehicle and exited with his family to fix the issue. After exiting the vehicle, his vehicle was struck by a car, which 19-year-old Raylee Grieco drove. The impact of the collision caused the truck and trailer to strike Velasquez, resulting in fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased by authorities. The Highway Patrol troopers confirmed that Grieco was operating a vehicle while impaired and failed to reduce her speed. At this time, the incident is under investigation.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Mildo Velasquez at this time.

Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina

Duplin Co., NC – Truck Driver Killed in I-40 Auto WreckFatal accidents can be quite devastating. Unfortunately, innocent people lose their lives every day as a result of collisions in our state. These accidents add up to tens of thousands of people across the nation dying as a result of traffic-related incidents. Quite often, these collisions are a result of negligence. When drivers do not operate their vehicles carefully, it can completely destroy the lives of families of those traveling nearby.

Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one can be quite difficult. Families often struggle to move forward. After experiencing the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one, your family can take legal action. Filing a wrongful death claim is one of the actions that you can take in order to maximize the compensation you are able to recover for your losses and damages. A skilled wrongful death lawyer will be able to fight to ensure you are able to get the maximum possible compensation for funeral costs, vehicle repairs, lost earning capacity, and more.

It is in your best interest to seek legal representation early on to ensure you have the best chance of proving your case against the negligent party and getting the maximum possible compensation. An attorney will be able to get started right away on building your claim.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we deeply comprehend the pain and hardships that families grapple with during such difficult times. This understanding propels our team’s unwavering commitment to delivering effective and empathetic legal representation for those who have lost loved ones in car accidents.

Our mission goes above and beyond the pursuit of full and equitable compensation; we also work hard to offer families the peace of mind necessary to navigate the path forward from this tragic event. If you’ve endured the loss of a loved one in a car accident, please contact our fatal car crash lawyers for a complimentary case evaluation at (800) 693-7833. We are here to explore your options and provide support during this challenging period.