Head-On Collision Near Hamlet NC Results in Two Fatalities

A serious head-on collision near the Scotland County and Richmond County line on Sunday has resulted in two fatalities.  The accident happened when a pickup truck crossed the center line on U.S. 74 and hit a Honda Civic that was traveling in the eastbound lane.  It is not clear why the pickup truck crossed the center line.  North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers are preparing an accident reconstruction report.

A passenger in the Honda named Caitlyn Patton of Charlotte was killed.  The driver of the pickup was also killed and the driver of the Honda was seriously injured.  The driver of the pickup owned a construction business and it is not clear whether the truck was a business truck.  If so, the victims of this accident may have a claim against the business in addition to the driver’s estate.

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