Harnett Co., NC (February 8, 2024) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that Deputy Chris Johnson lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, February 6.
Preliminary investigations show that just before 3:00 p.m., Johnson was driving his Dodge Charger on Darroch Road when the vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer near North Carolina Highway 210. The force of the collision caused Johnson’s patrol vehicle to rotate and strike one additional vehicle.
Two people in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. Johnson suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigations into the accident are currently underway.
We hope the two injured victims recover quickly following this crash.
Our condolences go out to the family of Chris Johnson.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal accidents in North Carolina claimed the lives of more than 1700 people in 2022 alone. That year, our state ranked as the number eight deadliest state in the country for traffic-related fatalities. Unfortunately, many deadly car crashes are caused by careless and reckless drivers.
Fatal accidents that take place across North Carolina are often caused by drivers who are speeding, running red lights, or distracted. Unfortunately, negligent and careless actions can have serious consequences for innocent people sharing the road.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal collision, your family may have legal options to recover compensation. Seeking guidance from a wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure you are better positioned to get justice.
After losing a loved one, you can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for various damages you face. If your loved one was the breadwinner for the family, you can request lost earning capacity for the wages that your family has been deprived of. You can also request to be reimbursed for funeral expenses, burial fees, and loss of consortium. It is in your best interest to seek guidance from our legal team right away to ensure you have the best chance of protecting your rights and holding the negligent driver accountable. Your attorney will be able to gather evidence on your behalf as you focus on your family and the road ahead.
At Ted Greve & Associates, PA, we understand the immense impact that a fatal accident can have on a family. Our commitment to excellence and personal integrity drives us to fight passionately for our clients and hold those responsible accountable. As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Dr. Ted’s exceptional legal skills have been recognized by his peers in the legal community. We are dedicated to providing compassionate support and guidance to families dealing with a wrongful death case.
If you or someone you know has suffered this devastating loss, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833 and let us help you navigate through this difficult time.