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Marlon Lamont McMillan, a 37 year-old Greenville, NC resident, was found dead on the scene in a 2002 Kia minivan on Saturday, March 07, 2009. McMillan was driving east on Short Bridge toward N.C. 43 in North Carolina and went off the road flipping the minivan when he approached a sharp curve heading onto a narrow bridge.

State Trooper A.B. Smith stated that McMillan was driving in excessive speeds when he approached a blind curve ahead of the bridge. The van then went down an embankment and crashed into a fence flipping the minivan into a creek. The van was found upside down. According to Smith speeding on this particular corner is a “head-on collision waiting to happen”.

There were no other passengers in the car and there is no indication if another car was coming in the opposite direction at the time of the accident. Smith stated there were no alcohol or other illegal substances found at the site of the crash. Most car accidents involving serious injuries or wrongful death in NC involve some violation of the motor vehicle laws, whether speeding, improper lane changes, drinking and driving/DUI/DWI, or simple failure to keep the car under control. At this time, it is unclear that any other driver or thing contributed to Mr. McMillan’s accidental death.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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