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Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident in Durham Charged with Felony Death by Motor Vehicle

What Happened

The driver who apparently caused the accident that killed North Carolina (NC) comedian Brian E. Kiley, is now facing criminal charges including felony death by motor vehicle.

The victim, Mr. Kiley, was driving a Nissan Maxima on Interstate 40 East (I-40 East) in Durham, NC when he was hit from behind by a Honda Civic. Both cars overturned and Mr. Kiley was pronounced dead at the scene, according to The Tennessean.

The apparently at-fault driver was charged with driving while impaired by police.

The North Carolina Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

Our firm reported on the this tragic accident when it initially occurred and it is not surprising, based on the facts available, that the driver of the Civic is now facing serious criminal charges.  Felony death by motor vehicle is a Class D felony. This means a Level 1 offender with no prior record can be sentenced to a minimum/maximum term of 80 months (nearly 7 years), according to Chetson.com.

Potentially Helpful Legal Articles and/or In-Depth Legal Guides

If the loved ones of Mr. Kiley are looking to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver and their insurance policy, our firm published an in-depth guide detailing the wrongful death claims process in North Carolina. Take a moment to download it here.

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In addition to our in-depth legal guides, we have a library of FAQs related to the North Carolina wrongful death claims process. Feel free to review them here.


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