On Monday night, two people were killed in a crash on Smokey Park Highway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this Buncombe County head-on collision happened sometime before 9:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of Smokey Park Highway, near the Bojangles. For currently unknown reasons, a Chevrolet pickup truck pulled into the path of an oncoming antique Ford pickup truck. Davie McClure, 84 years old, and his wife Mattie were in the antique truck at the time of the crash. They both died as a result of their injuries.
Driver and Child Also Injured in Crash
Although very few details have been released, we do know that the driver of the Chevy was 21-year-old Kalyn Taylor. At the time of the crash, her three-year-old daughter was also in the truck. They both sustained injuries in the crash, but have since been released from the hospital. At this time, troopers have been talking with the District Attorney about potential charges against Taylor, although no information has been released about what those charges might be.
Motor Vehicle Crash Facts
- In 2012, 33,561 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the country.
- In 2011, 32,479 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S.
- In 2012, an estimated 2,362,000 people were injured in American traffic crashes.
- In 2012, 1,292 people were killed in crashes in North Carolina in 2012.
- 31 percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.
Fatal and Injury-Causing Car Accidents in Asheville
A variety of preventable factors can contribute to fatal and injury-causing car accidents in Asheville and across the State of North Carolina. After any kind of accident, it’s a good idea to get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney. Whether you’re in the hospital and out of work or you have lost a loved one, a lawyer can be your best resource during a difficult time. Insurance companies are notorious for looking out for their own best interests, and your attorney can stay on top of any investigative developments in the case.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Davie and Mattie McClure.