A Ford Explorer was driving east on US 64 West in Murphy, North Carolina, and was driving erratically. The vehicle went left of center and slammed into a Ford pickup truck. That crash sent the pickup spinning into a Honda Civic.
According to witnesses, the wreck happened a few minutes after other drivers reported that the Explorer was driving erratically. Police cruisers were dispatched to try to apprehend the driver, but the wreck happened before they could stop the Explorer.
The police stated that the driver was going 60 miles per hour when he hit the pickup truck and he never touched his brakes. The speed limit there is 45 miles per hour.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
We are saddened of the loss of life in this tragic accident, and our hearts go out to the family of the deceased. A North Carolina personal injury lawyer consultation could be useful in this case. It remains to be seen if other drivers and passengers in this crash suffered any injuries. If so, they could be eligible for financial restitution.
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