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North Carolina fatal accident kills 1; driver faces charges

A tragic crash in North Carolina has resulted in the death of a man and criminal charges against the driver who may have been responsible. The fatal accident occurred during the evening hours close to a local seafood restaurant. So far, there have been no specific details released about what may have caused the crash.

Authorities believe the victim was speeding while traveling on his motorcycle. However, the man who reportedly caused the crash is suspected of being drunk. He was also driving while his license was suspended. His truck collided with the man's Harley, causing fatal injuries. The victim passed away at the scene of the crash.

The driver is now facing DWI and revoked license charges. So far, there have been no charges leveled against him for the man's death. The local traffic unit plans to reconstruct the fatal accident in order to determine whether other contributing factors may have existed.

When a loved one passes away in a fatal accident, families want to know what happened. It may be awhile before they are informed of the circumstances surrounding this crash, especially if it is proven the motorcycle rider was speeding. Once the man's family receives the accident report, and if negligence on the truck driver's part is cited as a contributing factor, the family may have the right to file a civil lawsuit. Although nothing can change their tragic loss, it could send a strong message to other drunk drivers in North Carolina that such behavior could cost them.

Source: wwaytv3.com, "UPDATE: Man charged with DWI after fatal crash," Feb. 25, 2013

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