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An 18 year old woman was riding in the back seat of a friend’s Toyota on Oct. 2 when the driver ran a stop sign and slammed into another vehicle. The accident occurred in Frankline County NC at Pilot-Riley Road. 

A witness said the car tore through a fence and came to rest after slamming into a tree. The young woman was ejected from the car and died there.


According to the police report taken, two other people were injured in the second vehicle, but their injuries were minor.

The Toyota driver was not hurt and he was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failing to stop at a stop sign.

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As lawyers who represent clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death actions, our hearts go out to the family of the young woman who was killed in this serious car accident in North Carolina. If you have lost a loved one in an accident in North Carolina, you should know that a wrongful death lawsuit in North Carolina has to be brought by the personal representative of the deceased.

If the victim in the wrongful death accident had appointed an executor or administrator n their will, then that person is the personal representative. If there is no will, the court can appoint a personal representative. This is most likely a close relative of the deceased.

If you have any questions about losing a loved one in North Carolina and what possible legal actions to take, please contact us. You could be entitled to a wrongful death settlement that can replace the income of the lost loved one, as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.


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