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Two Crashes Kill Three People in North Carolina Crashes in Two Days

March 16, 2020

PROCTORVILLE, NC- The writes that two wrecks killed three people in the span of about 24 hours in North Carolina. The first incident involved only one car, and the second crash, which killed two people, involved three cars.*

In the first incident, the driver, who was operating a 1996 Jeep Cherokee was traveling on Atkinson Road and overturned in the afternoon after overcorrecting his vehicle. The Jeep then collided with a tree. The driver died, and a passenger in the vehicle sustained injuries. Reports indicate both of the people were using seat belts at the time of the collision. 

The other crash, which killed two people, involved three automobiles, but little information is currently available regarding how that crash took place. The incident happened on N.C. 710 and occurred when one of the cars tried to pass another vehicle. The fact that one of the cars was trying to pass another automobile indicates that the crash likely involved a head-on impact because the passing driver may have misjudged the time he or she had to get in front of the slower car.

The victims were both drivers in two of the three involved vehicles. Another individual suffered injuries in the crash as well. 

While many head-on collisions are caused by drivers simply swerving out of their lanes, others take place because a driver takes a curve too fast, or because an impatient motorist tries to pass a slower car. Judging the speed of an oncoming car can be challenging, and it is one of the reasons that left turns are so dangerous. When it comes to passing a car, drivers without enough time to effectively pass will often end up speeding or becoming stuck facing oncoming traffic with the car they were trying to pass blocking their path to reenter their lane. 

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