Over the weekend, there was a fatal crash involving a Kia Sportage and a tractor-trailer in Marion. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at the intersection of 221 and 226 South at about 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Very few details about this fatal crash have been released, but we do know that a northbound semi-truck on N.C. 226 entered the intersection of 226 and 221 as another vehicle was entering from the opposite direction. Initial reports indicate that the vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection, and the wreckage came to rest just north of the intersection, on the 221 North Bypass.
Marion Tractor-Trailer Crash
Power outages were reportedly going on in the area at the time of the crash, so the traffic light may have been affected. Witness reports indicate that both vehicles may have entered the intersection at the same time. There were five occupants inside of the Kia at the time of the crash. They were all rushed to Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment of injuries. The driver in the Kia Sportage did not survive her injuries. The truck driver didn’t report any injuries on the scene.
Truck Driver in Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance
Upon further investigation, law enforcement officers found misdemeanor amounts of prescription medications in the truck driver’s possession. He was found with Novel 123 and Xanax. He was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor death by vehicle. He was confined to the McDowell County Detention Facility with a $5,000 bond.
Truck Accidents in Asheville
Semi trucks are so much larger and heavier than traditional passenger occupant vehicles that even crashes at relatively low speeds can be catastrophic or fatal for other motorists. After any type of truck accident, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your claim, because you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.