Wilkes Co., NC – One Killed in NC-16 Car Crash near Treadway Rd

Wilkes Co., NC - One Killed in NC-16 Car Crash near Treadway Rd

Wilkes Co., NC (April 7, 2024) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that a man lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred early Saturday morning, April 6. Authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 630 a.m.

Preliminary investigations determined that a 1999 Subaru Forrester was heading northbound on North Carolina Highway 16. As the vehicle proceeded through the area near Treadway Road, it collided head-on with a 2011 Toyota Scion. The driver of the Subaru, identified as 46-year-old Shannon Lynn Austin, was fatally injured in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was severely harmed in the crash and flown by helicopter to an area hospital, where they were admitted in critical condition. At this time, investigations into the crash are ongoing.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Shannon Lynn Austin.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina

Wilkes Co., NC - One Killed in NC-16 Car Crash near Treadway RdAnnually, over 1000 lives are tragically claimed by vehicle collisions across North Carolina, many of which are caused by the reckless and negligent behavior of drivers. Some primary factors contributing to fatal collisions in our state include:

  • Ignoring stop signs: Ignoring stop signs at intersections frequently results in collisions with vehicles having the right of way, causing devastating accidents and rollovers.
  • Street racing: Engaging in races increases the likelihood of serious accidents, with drivers often struggling to stop in time and potentially losing control of their vehicles.
  • Wrong-way driving: Traveling in the wrong direction significantly heightens the risk of severe head-on collisions, particularly at high speeds.
  • Vehicle defects: Malfunctioning parts, such as tire blowouts, brake failures, or accelerator jams, can lead to severe or even fatal accidents.

Following the unexpected loss of a loved one in a collision, pursuing legal recourse becomes crucial. While no amount of financial compensation can fully alleviate the pain of wrongful death, seeking guidance from a skilled North Carolina wrongful death attorney can offer essential support and resources for healing and moving forward. Holding accountable those responsible and protecting your rights can provide some measure of closure during this difficult period.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and trauma that comes with losing a loved one in an accident, which is why we are dedicated to helping families seek justice for their loved ones. With personalized support and aggressive representation, our team will stand by your side during this difficult time and fight for the closure you deserve. If you have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a loved one in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact us at (800) 693-7833 for a free consultation. We are here to help ease your burden and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.