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One Dead After Two-Car Accident in Jacksonville, NC

Rick Shapiro
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One person is dead after a two-car crash on Western Boulevard Extension in Jacksonville, North Carolina (NC), on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

The victim, 49- year old Rachel Dawn Pate, was a backseat passenger in a taxi that collided with another car as the cab driver was attempting to make a turn onto North Plain Road. The cabbie, Elwood Tyndall McCoy Jr., evidently turned into the path of the other vehicle.

Pate was transported to the hospital, where she later died. The driver of the taxi has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and unsafe movement violation. Investigators say McCoy failed to yield the right of way.

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My deepest sympathies go out to the family of the victim. They have suffered a devastating loss and the worst of it is that it could have been prevented. They may want to contact a North Carolina wrongful death attorney to inquire about filing a wrongful death claim.

As experienced North Carolina wrongful death attorneys, my colleagues and I have seen firsthand the devastation and heartache caused by accidents like this. They often cause serious personal injury or even death and we strive to make the claim process as stress-free and expedient as possible for our clients, many of whom have recently lost a loved one in such a tragic way. 

To learn more about wrongful death claims in North Carolina, please read this free report written by a North Carolina wrongful death attorney.

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