Motorcyclist Dies After Being Rear-Ended by Impaired Driver in Johnston County, NC

Author: Auger Law | June 5th, 2021

A tragic DWI accident left a motorcyclist dead near Middlesex, NC on Friday, June 4.

Authorities say the crash happened on N.C. Highway 39 at Richardson Road on Friday night. Dillon Keesling of Zebulon was riding his motorcycle on Highway 39 when a vehicle rear-ended his bike. Sadly, Keesling was ejected from the motorcycle and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested the rear vehicle’s driver, Jacob Miner of Middlesex, on a charge of driving while impaired while his license was revoked for a previous DWI. They noted that other charges are pending as the accident investigation continues.

Unfortunately, DWI accidents are not uncommon in North Carolina. In fact, a total of 11,345 DWI collisions were reported in the last year in the state, accounting for a total of 7,602 injuries and 411 deaths. Overall, DWI accidents in North Carolina make up about 28.5% of all reported traffic deaths, with more than half of fatal collisions happening due to lane departure. 

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses. 

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. 

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