What Happened

One person was killed in a three-vehicle wreck that occurred on N.C. Highway 109 South near South Davidson High School. The victim was Stephen Erwin of Denton. He was only 49 years old.

Mr. Erwin was driving his 1998 Chevrolet Impala when his vehicle was hit head-on by a Nissan SUV. After this initial accident, the driver of a 2000 Infiniti SUV slammed into the Nissan.

Charges are pending against two of the drivers. For example, one of the driver was charged with driving while impaired,according to the-dispatch.com.

Here’s a map illustrating where the accident occurred near South Davidson High School:
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The North Carolina Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Erwin family. Losing a loved one is never easy, but it’s especially painful when the loss is sudden and unexpected. This accident is especially egregious since the initial at-fault driver appears to have suddenly, without warning, veered into oncoming traffic.

Members of the Erwin family should consider contacting a North Carolina wrongful death law firm to discuss the legal options available to them. Just because the at-fault driver has been sentenced in a criminal court does not preclude the family from pursuing justice through a wrongful death civil claim.

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

If the Erwin family plans to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver, they should consider downloading and reviewing ourin-depth legal guide on the wrongful death claims process, which was written by our team of North Carolina wrongful death attorneys.

Also, we published an article discussing the specific damages that could be available in a wrongful death claim. Take a moment to read the article here.

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