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Tragic, Fatal 18-Wheeler Truck Accident on NC-55 at NC-903 near Seven Springs, North Carolina (NC)

August 12, 2020

According to a news report from, a serious motor vehicle accident happened at the intersection of NC-55 and NC-903.  The location of the accident was close to the town of Seven Springs, North Carolina.*

The collision happened at approximately 10 a.m., according the North Carolina Highway Patrol.  A spokesperson for the North Carolina Highway Patrol was quoted in the news report saying that a minivan was heading southbound along NC-903.  A logging 18-wheeler truck fully loaded with freshly harvested timber was heading west along NC-55.  According to the accident investigation and an eyewitness to the accident, the fatal collision occurred when the driver in the minivan failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign.  The driver in the minivan crossed in front of the path of the logging truck that was moving along NC-55 at "highway speed."  The two motor vehicles that crashed, and were pushed into the south side of NC-55 due to the force of the impact.  According to the report, an independent eyewitness to the catastrophic accident corroborated the accident scene evidence and the accident analysis provided by the North Carolina Highway Patrol accident investigators.

The driver of the minivan, along with a passenger in the front seat of the minivan passed away at the scene of the accident.  The report states that both the driver, and the passenger were wearing seatbelts.  A passenger inside the logging truck was injured and the injured passenger was taken to a local hospital to receive medical treatment for personal injuries sustained in the accident. The 18-wheeler truck driver's injuries were not clear in the report, and the truck driver may have suffered injuries that would become more evident later.  

All of the names of the individuals involved in the logging truck accident have been withheld until law enforcement officers are able to notify the next-of-kin of those tragically killed in the accident.  North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper G. J. Smith was the primary accident scene investigator.  The Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Sandy Bottom Volunteer Fire Department, Lenoir County Emergency Management, Lenoir County EMS, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol agencies responded to the fatal trucking collision. 

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