Durham, NC – Victim of Fatal I-85 Crash ID’d By Police

Durham, NC – Victim of Fatal I-85 Crash ID’d By Police

Durham, NC (May 25, 2024) – The Durham Police Department confirmed that 21-year-old Kevin Bautista-Felicitos of Durham, North Carolina, lost his life as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Sunday morning, May 19.

At around 5:00 a.m., a 2018 Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on Interstate 85. For unknown reasons, the vehicle became involved in a collision. As a result, the vehicle overturned multiple times, ejecting a passenger. The passenger, identified as Bautista-Felicitos, was fatally injured. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Eduardo Garcia of Hillsborough, North Carolina, was injured and transported to an area hospital for emergency care. Garcia is currently facing charges of misdemeanor death by careless and reckless driving. The incident is being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the family of Kevin Bautista-Felicitos.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina

Durham, NC – Victim of Fatal I-85 Crash ID’d By PoliceEvery year, the United States tragically loses over 40,000 individuals in motor vehicle accidents. In our state alone, more than 1,000 families endure the heartache of such incidents annually. The year 2022 was particularly devastating, witnessing over 1,700 lives cut short on our roads due to collisions. For the families left behind, the option of pursuing a wrongful death claim against those at fault emerges as a means of seeking financial compensation for various losses incurred.

Following the loss of a loved one in a fatal collision, you have the option to file a claim to recover damages. This can include financial reimbursement for medical bills to cover healthcare expenses incurred before the victim’s passing. Compensation for funeral and burial expenses is aimed at easing the financial burden associated with laying a loved one to rest. Lost wages and earning capacity play a crucial role in providing economic stability for dependents by taking into account the deceased’s potential lifetime earnings.

Additionally, acknowledging the value of care and support the deceased would have provided to their family, loss of services and support is also considered. Furthermore, addressing the savings and assets the deceased may have passed on to heirs, loss of inheritance is another aspect that can be accounted for in the claim process. To navigate the legal process and ensure families receive the compensation they are entitled to, engaging a wrongful death lawyer in North Carolina is crucial.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we empathize deeply with the profound grief and challenges that follow the sudden loss of a loved one in tragic circumstances. Our team of caring attorneys is dedicated to assisting families in seeking justice and finding closure during these difficult times. We provide compassionate legal representation and unwavering support, striving diligently to secure comprehensive compensation that addresses the financial hardships faced by families. If you are struggling with the loss of a family member due to an accident and suspect negligence, we urge you to contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. Let us handle the legal complexities while you focus on healing and moving forward with your family. Reach out to our law firm at (800) 693-7833. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to support you every step of the way.