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Interstate ramp accident takes one life

A driver who was allegedly speeding caused a deadly accident in North Carolina.

According to authorities, the driver was exceeding the speed limit on University City Boulevard in Charlotte while behind the wheel of a Hyundai Genesis. A police officer spotted him and turned on his lights, but the man refused to stop. Police decided not to pursue and turned the lights off again.

As the Genesis reached the end of the ramp, the driver failed to stop for a red light. The small car slammed into a large yellow Stanley Steemer van. The van flipped on the pavement, and photos show it lying on its side and surrounded by police cars.

The driver of that van was thrown from the vehicle in the crash. He passed away at the scene.

The man had been working for Stanley Steemer for five years. He had moved to North Carolina from Canada. When asked for comment, family and friends said they were shocked that he had been killed and that they were trying to deal with his passing.

One friend noted that the driver's mother was dealing with a serious illness back in Canada. To help, the young man had opted to live in his car, and he mailed all of his extra money back to his mother.

The driver who caused the accident is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. He is also accused of driving on a revoked license, speeding and running the red light.

The families of those who are killed in crashes caused by other drivers need to know all of the rights they have to compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and more.

Source: WSOCTV.com, "Man accused of causing deadly crash already bonds out of jail," Tina Terry, April 17, 2018

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