Marion, NC (November 27, 2018) – A woman lost her life in a tragic and fatal accident that happened on Highway 221 and 226 South in Marion on Saturday this past weekend. The Marion Police Department has since identified the woman as Elizabeth Gunter.
Four other people had been in the vehicle driven by Gunter, who have been identified as three juveniles and one adult. All of them were taken to the Mission Hospital to be treated for various injuries, but they are all expected to recover.
The driver of the tractor-trailer that collided with their vehicle was charged with one count of misdemeanor death by vehicle. The driver was found to be in possession of illegal amounts of prescription medications.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of Elizabeth Gunter, whose life was taken too soon in this serious and life-changing accident. Our thoughts are with the surviving family members who are trying to come to terms with this tremendous loss.
Fatal Accident in North Carolina
North Carolina is no stranger to serious accidents that take the lives of loved ones every day. Car accidents are actually known to be one of the leading causes of death for people between 3-34, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The national average for these fatalities is 12 out of 100,000 people, while North Carolina’s fatality rate is 15 out of 100,000 people. This means that measures must be taken to ensure that these numbers continue to decrease.
At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our personal responsibility to help those who have lost somebody close to them in a life-changing accident. Losing somebody in a car accident might be one of the most unexpected things you will ever experience and you should never have to stand alone. If the recklessness of another party took a loved one away from you too soon, you have many legal options under North Carolina law. Contact us to find out what we can do for you at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.