One Killed, Another Injured in Sanford Crash
A Sanford man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday.
Details about the Fatal Accident
According to a report released by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Zachary Ryan McNeil was killed in the accident that happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening on Clarence Phillips Road near the Moore County Line.
The report further indicated that McNeil was driving at a high rate of speed when he apparently lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve, before he traveled to the side of the road and overcorrected. The vehicle then went over the center line to the left and hit a ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn several times in a field.
The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was ejected from the vehicle. The driver’s girlfriend was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents in the United States
- In 2014, there were a total of 29.9898 individual fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, there were a total of 32,675 fatalities of people killed in motor vehicle accidents.
- Across the nation, 56 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities happened in single-vehicle crashes.