A North Carolina circuit court judge and her teenage daughter sustained injuries after being struck by a semi-truck on their way to a college orientation. While the crash ultimately prompted the mother and daughter to seek treatment at a hospital, they said they felt "fortunate to have escaped it without injury or death."
The family of a 29-year-old woman killed in a car crash is hoping to see the suspect thought responsible for the wreck brought to justice. Although the fatal car accident occurred in late 2011, the suspect has been living in North Carolina despite having a warrant out for his arrest. The victim's step-father says the woman's family wants authorities to take action and extradite the suspect away from North Carolina.
A truck driver has been charged with speeding following his involvement in a crash that left a bridge covered in sulfuric acid. The 43-year-old Canadian man allegedly contributed to the accident by traveling at an excessive speed, but the North Carolina Highway Patrol says any additional charges are unlikely. According to investigators, the truck accident left the driver injured, but his wounds were not life threatening. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
One person is dead following a single-car crash in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the fatal accident occurred at around 3 a.m. in Union County, about 180 miles from Wrightsville Beach. A trooper with the NCHP who helped process the crash site said the driver appeared to have been traveling over 90 mph just before the crash. Police do not believe the driver was impaired by alcohol at the time.
A woman is dead following a collision with a North Carolina Highway Patrol vehicle. The Highway Patrol says that while the officer involved in the fatal accident was traveling above the speed limit, it insists that his speed was not a significant cause of the fatality.
A 16-year-old high school student will face a number of serious charges after being involved in a North Carolina car wreck that left his 17-year-old female passenger dead. Police claim the fatal accident occurred as the teenager was driving a Jeep at a rate of around 75 miles per hour, 45 miles per hour over the speed limit. The driver was unable to control his vehicle at such speeds and veered off the road before crashing into a tree. Police say neither of the teenagers were wearing seatbelts, causing the driver to be thrown from the car upon impact.