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One Killed, Another Injured in Sanford Crash

A Sanford man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The Courier-Tribune is reporting that a man from Sanford was killed in a single-vehicle accident that happened over the weekend on Saturday in Chatham County.

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

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United Sates:

  • 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.

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