Wilkes, NC – Man Killed in Head-On Crash on NC-16

Wilkes, NC – Man Killed in Head-On Crash on NC-16

Wilkes, NC (May 11, 2024) – A 20-year-old man from Wilkesboro lost his life as a result of a fatal accident reported on Thursday afternoon in Wilkes County. The accident took place at around 1:30 p.m. on May 9.

Reports from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol indicate that a 2009 Toyota Venza was traveling south on North Carolina Highway 16 behind a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. As the Silverado attempted to slow down to make a left turn into a driveway, the Toyota collided with it. The impact of the crash sent the Silverado across the center line, where it collided head-on with a 2008 Jeep Liberty, which was traveling north on the roadway.

One person involved in the accident, identified as Shane Reese Cleary, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene after being ejected from his vehicle. A 43-year-old man involved in the accident, identified as Nathan Shane Oxentine, was injured. He was transported to a hospital in an area for medical care. The accident is being investigated at this time.

We hope Nathan Shane Oxentine recovers quickly following this crash.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Shane Reese Cleary.

Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina

Wilkes, NC – Man Killed in Head-On Crash on NC-16Facing the aftermath of a fatal collision is an ordeal that tens of thousands of families across the United States endure every year. The sudden loss brings not only emotional devastation but also places a significant financial strain on the bereaved. The costs associated with funerals, the loss of a loved one’s future earnings, and other related expenses can overwhelm families at a time when they are most vulnerable. This financial burden, coupled with the immense sorrow of losing a loved one, only makes worse the hardship faced by families trying to find their way forward.

The emotional toll of losing a loved one is often significant, leaving families struggling with grief while also confronting the impact of their altered financial situations. In these moments of vulnerability, it’s important for families to know that they are not powerless. For those who have suffered the irreplaceable loss of a family member due to a fatal collision, the legal system provides a pathway to seek accountability through a wrongful death claim.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court empowers families to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent actions. Such legal action is not just about seeking justice; it’s also about securing financial compensation to address the direct economic impact of the loss. A knowledgeable North Carolina wrongful death attorney can be instrumental in this process, offering assistance in gathering vital evidence, constructing a compelling claim, engaging in negotiations, and ultimately, alleviating some of the financial and emotional burdens families face.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we deeply understand the effects that unexpected losses inflict on families. Our team of compassionate attorneys is dedicated to advocating for the rights of those who have endured the tragic death of a loved one. We recognize that no sum of money can replace the presence of a family member, yet achieving fair compensation is crucial in mitigating the financial challenges that accompany such a loss. Our goal is to handle the legal intricacies on your behalf, allowing you and your family the space to focus on healing together.

We believe in standing by our clients through every step of their legal journey, fighting diligently to ensure that justice is served and that the negligent parties are held accountable. If you are navigating the painful aftermath of a fatal collision, please know that support is available. We invite you to reach out for a complimentary case evaluation at (800) 693-7833. At Ted Greve & Associates, we are prepared to help you pursue the compensation you deserve, aiming to ease the financial aspect of your loss while you concentrate on the emotional recovery and remembrance of your loved one.