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West Virginia Couple Killed in NC Tractor-Trailer Crash

A couple from West Virginia were tragically killed on Thursday when a tractor-trailer drove into the back of their pickup truck.  The Stovers had stopped for traffic on Interstate 77 in Yadkin County, North Carolina when a YRC rig pulling two trailers failed to slow down.

According to comments from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the driver of the YRC rig never hit the brakes before hitting the Stovers and the Stovers were killed on impact.  At this point, it is not clear whether the driver of the YRC rig was distracted as he approached the traffic.

Information regarding this accident indicates that the Stovers had stopped due to construction and that work crews were starting to put out cones in preparation for the road work.  The NCDOT and the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have very specific rules regarding the warnings necessary for interstate lane closures.  In this case, it is unclear whether the warnings were appropriate and whether that contributed to this crash.

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Lumberton NC Logging Truck Crash Kills Stephanie Smith and Injures Three Children

A very tragic crash in Lumberton, North Carolina has resulted in the death of a woman named Stephanie Smith and serious injuries to three children and one other adult.  The wreck happened around 6:49 pm at the intersection of Collins Road and Broadridge Road.  According to available information, an empty tractor-trailer logging truck failed to stop at the stop sign for the intersection and hit a pickup truck carrying Ms. Smith and the children and other adult.

Th three children in the pickup were very seriously injured and transported to various regional trauma centers.  The other adult in the pickup was taken to the UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill.  Ms. Smith was 34 years old.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers indicate that charges are pending against the logging truck driver.  At this point, it is not known whether the driver of the logging truck was distracted or using a cell phone.  Although, crashes such as this are frequently caused by distracted drivers.  Hopefully, the State Highway Patrol has confiscated the driver’s phone to determine if this played a role in the crash.

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Mary Starks Killed in Durham Crash NC Involving Unlicensed and Uninsured Driver

A woman named Mary Starks was tragically killed on Monday afternoon in a crash involving a driver that did not have a license or insurance.  The crash happened around 3:15 pm on So-Ho Drive.  According to available information, a man driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a van driven by a gentleman named Thomas Hamilton of Apex, North Carolina.

The wreck caused serious injuries to Mr. Hamilton as the man driving the pickup.  Ms. Mary Starks, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, did not survive.  She was 80 years old.  The driver of the pickup has been charged with multiple crimes.

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Jose Luis Piedra-Valdez Killed in Zebulon NC Hit-and-Run Crash

A gentleman named Jose Luis Piedra-Valdez was tragically killed on Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Zebulon, North Carolina.  The crash happened around 8:00 pm on West Gannon Avenue.  According to available information, a GMC Yukon tried to pass a Chevrolet car  as they were headed eat on West Gannon Avenue.  As the Yukon was passing the Chevrolet car, it hit the side of the Chevrolet and then hit a Honda Civic head-on.

Mr. Piedra-Valdez was driving the Honda.  He was taken to Wakemed but did not survive his injuries.  He was 38 years old and had three young children and he lived in Raleigh.

The driver of the Yukon, someone named Corey Morgan, fled the scene on foot and is now wanted on two counts of felony hit-and-run, two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run, improper passing, and driving with a revoked license.

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This is a terrible accident and hopefully there can be some justice for the family of Mr. Piedra-Valdez.