NC Highway Patrol believes speed may have been a factor in an accident that took the lives of the Williams family from Ash, NC.
Joshua Williams was driving with his wife and 2 children, when he crossed the center line of a curved road and hit a school bus head-on. The school bus driver and one student suffered minor injuries.
Accident reconstruction experts were at the scene of the accident, trying to determine whether Williams was speeding when he rounded the curve in the road. The posted speed limit in that area is 55mph.
According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed was a factor in almost 30% of all fatal car crashes. Further, it has been reported that when the speed limit on an interstate is raised, speed related fatalities will rise, but when the speed limit remains unchanged, so does the fatality rate.