Hickory, NC (November 2, 2023) – A fatal car accident reported in Hickory on Sunday morning claimed the lives of 27-year-old James Sigmon and 26-year-old Jared Turpin.
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on October 29, the Hickory Police Department was dispatched to provide help at the scene of a crash that occurred on 14th Street Southwest.
Reports show that a collision involving a Dodge Challenger and an unknown number of vehicles occurred on the roadway during the early morning hours. The force of the collision sent the car off the road, where it struck a tree and burst into flames.
Sigmon was pronounced dead at the scene due to the injuries he suffered in the crash.
Turpin was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center for emergency treatment. He was subsequently pronounced deceased from his injuries.
The crash is currently being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of James Sigmon and Jared Turpin at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, we see innocent people lose their lives as a result of fatal crashes every day.
When it comes to fatal crashes, several factors can contribute to their occurrence. One of the most common causes is distracted driving. With so many people using smartphones and other electronic devices, many drivers choose to use these items while behind the wheel. A moment of inattention can have devastating consequences.
We also see many accidents take place as a result of drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other reckless actions. Regrettably, innocent people are often forced to pay the ultimate price due to these negligent actions.
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Losing a loved one is never easy, and when it happens due to someone else’s negligence, the pain and frustration can be overwhelming. At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the challenges that come with such a tragic loss. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping bereaved families navigate through this difficult time by providing strategic representation and fighting for justice on their behalf. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, do not wait to reach out to our North Carolina wrongful death legal team at (800) 693-7833 for trusted and effective legal assistance. We are here to support you and fight for your rights during this challenging journey towards healing and closure.