Early on Monday, June 15, Davidson County troopers responded to a fatal accident on NC 109 at Cid Road.
Authorities report that around 2:30 AM, a southbound truck driven by Christopher Gary Turpin, 46, of Denton, crossed the center line. It plowed head-on into a northbound GMC van driven by Billy Cranford Noah, 79, of Thomasville. Sadly Noah was pronounced dead at the scene.
In 2018, there were 9,294 crossed center line/wrong way crashes in North Carolina, 276 of them causing fatalities. There are many ways head-on crashes can occur. In some cases they happen because of drunk or intoxicated driving. They may also occur because a driver is simply distracted. In 2018, 19.2% of crashes in the state involved a distracted driver. Motorists are advised to keep their eyes on the road and never use phones while driving.
Following Monday’s fatal accident, officers arrested Gary Turpin and charged him with misdemeanor death by vehicle, traveling left of center, and driving with a revoked license.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.