Wilkes Co., NC (January 19, 2024) – The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that one person lost their life as a result of a truck accident that occurred on Thursday morning in Wilkes County. On January 18, emergency officials were called to the scene of an accident that occurred on Conley Shumaker Road.
According to reports provided by authorities, a 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling north on Champion Mount Pleasant Road. As the vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Conley Shumaker Road, it collided with a 2006 Freightliner M2 box truck. The head-on collision left the Camry with severe damage. The driver of the Camry, identified as 57-year-old Cameron Mack McNeil, was fatally hurt in the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner was transported to an area hospital for medical care. At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim makes a timely recovery.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Cameron Mack McNeil.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of more than 40,000 deaths across the United States each year. Unfortunately, we see a fair share of these crashes take place right here in our state. Far too often, these accidents are a result of negligence. Leading factors include:
- Speeding: Exceeding posted limits risk control loss, drastically increasing the collision impact and reducing reaction time, which can result in severe accidents that end with fatalities.
- Drunk driving: Impaired judgment and delayed reactions from alcohol consumption can and often do lead to deadly collisions on our state’s roadways.
- Fatigue: Exhaustion can have a devastating impact on a driver’s cognitive function and alertness. This dramatically increases the likelihood of fatal accidents on the road.
These and other reckless and careless actions continue to contribute to a significant number of fatal collisions in our state every year. If your loved one has died due to another driver’s reckless or careless actions, your family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against them. It is vital that you seek representation from a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to get started on building a case against the defendant in fighting for the maximum possible compensation for your losses and damages.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and suffering families go through following a fatal collision, which is why we are dedicated to providing compassionate support and aggressive legal representation. While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, it can help ease some financial burdens during this difficult time. We urge anyone who has lost a family member due to another person’s negligence on the road to reach out to our experienced attorneys for a free case evaluation. Let our dedicated legal advocates help you seek justice while you focus on healing with your family. Contact our law firm today at (800) 693-7833.