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Car Passenger Killed in North Carolina Head-On Caused by Drunk Driver

North Carolina state troopers charged a pickup truck driver with driving while intoxicated and second degree murder after he caused a fatal accident on March 17, 2012. The fatal head-on collision occurred on Highway 17 near Maysville, NC.



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The driver of the pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming Cadillac. The impact injured the car's driver, and the deceased victim was a passenger in the car. This is the at-fault driver's second DWI; he was driving on a restricted license at the time of this deadly crash.

The victims have our deepest sympathies, and we wish the survivor a speedy recovery.

While no amount of money could make up for the family's loss, those left behind should contact a North Carolina wrongful death attorney and personal injury lawyer to discuss the accident and determine whether a claim should be filed. A financial award could ease financial burdens and represent some measure of justice.

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