A head-on crash involving three vehicles left one Vermont man dead just outside of Lumberton, NC, on Monday, July 26.
North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) reports the wreck happened about 10:40 PM, around 1.5 miles south of Lumberton and .6 miles south of McDonald Road. Dimitri N. Boytchev, of Williston, Vermont, was driving a 2013 Volkswagon passenger car in a northbound lane.
Meanwhile, a 2020 Kia passenger vehicle operated by 36-year-old Adrian Styers, of Rowland, was traveling in the left southbound lane. The Kia sideswiped a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer to its right, then ran off the road to the left, crashed through the median, and struck Boytchev’s vehicle head-on. Styers’ vehicle then careened off the road to the left and finally came to a stop facing northeast.
Boytchev’s vehicle was pushed off the road to the right and hit a ditch. Sadly, Boytchev was pronounced dead at the scene.
Styers was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
The tractor-trailer’s driver was unhurt.
Head-on crashes can have many causes. The most common is distracted driving, followed by driving while tired, failing to adjust driving for weather conditions, using poor techniques when passing another vehicle, driving under the influence, and ignoring traffic lights or signs. Driving carefully and obeying traffic laws can help reduce the risk of an accident.
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