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Deadly Head on Collision in Nash County Kills Two

What Happened

On March 12, 2013 a suspected drunk driver has been charged for his role in a head on collision that killed two in Nash County, North Carolina (NC). According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol the accident took place on South Church Street near Cooley Road when the at-fault driver crossed the center line.  The victims were identified as Lashunaqua Cooper age 21 and a young child. Troopers state the victims were killed instantly in the collision. While troopers investigated the scene they found empty beer cans in the at-fault driver’s vehicle and strongly suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. Troopers are waiting for toxicology reports to confirm their suspicions that the suspect was drunk at the time of the accident.

This map shows the approximate location of the accident on South Church Street near Cooley Road.


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The North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of the young woman and child who died; it is heartbreaking to hear of lives taken so young. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking, but statistics show it’s an all too common occurrence. Being experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorneys’ we know how to delicately gather information for a potential case, while offering support in a time of need. Although we know there is no monetary amount that can replace loved ones, it is possible to get compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of support and loss of future income to help support those who were left behind. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver don’t hesitate to contact our North Carolina (NC) personal injury or wrongful death lawyers for a private consultation of your legal rights.

Potentially Helpful Info:

In a previous personal injury claim against a drunk driver we represented a client who had just left the gym and was walking down the sidewalk. The drunk driver drove up on the sidewalk striking our client.   His leg required four separate surgeries to repair the damage. In the end we were able to settle for a large sum for our client without going to trial.

If a loved one was killed in an automobile accident due to another person's negligence or recklessness, consider downloading this free report written by experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorneys to begin learning about your legal rights and options for filing claims for compensation.

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