A collision between a tractor-trailer and an SUV left one Rockingham County woman dead on Thursday, July 1.
North Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the wreck happened around 7:50 p.m. on US Highway 220 near Simpson Road. Sharon Stephen-McCandless, 76, was driving north in a Honda SUV. At the same time, James Wright, 42, was driving a tractor-trailer south and made a U-turn into the northbound lane. This caused the tractor-trailer to hit the SUV, which then crashed into a guardrail.
Sadly, Stephen-McCandless was pronounced dead at the scene.
Unfortunately, large truck crashes can be deadly, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. When a large truck rear-ends any other vehicle, especially in heavy traffic, a multiple-car pileup can easily happen. These crashes can have many causes, including impaired or distracted driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic laws, or other reasons.
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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.