Early Sunday morning, a single-car crash on I-40 killed one person and injured another in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the eastbound lane near mile marker 48, near the Farmer's Market. For currently unknown reasons, the 2000 Chevy Camaro left the roadway and struck a patch of trees. The 29-year-old driver, Andrew Anderson of Weaverville, was killed in the crash. The passenger, 33-year-old Alan Morgan of Etowah, was injured in the crash.
Fatal Crash Under Investigation
At this time, there's no word on why the car left the roadway. Additionally, there's no word on Morgan's condition, but his injuries were initially described as non-life threatening. As of Monday morning, the crash was still under investigation with the Asheville Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit. At that time, no charges had been filed in the case.
DOT's 2013 Traffic Fatality Numbers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding the number of roadway crash fatalities in 2013. There's good news. Fatality rates are at a historic low. They have declined nearly 25 percent over the past decade. Additionally, there was a 3.1 percent decrease in traffic crash fatalities in 2013 from 2012.
2013 Traffic Crash Facts
- In 2013, 32,719 people were killed in traffic crashes across the nation.
- The number of injuries in traffic crashes declined by 2.1 percent from 2012 to 2013.
- Pedestrian fatalities increased by 1.2 percent, the highest since 2006.
• An estimated 424,000 people were injured in distraction-related crashes in 2013.
After a Car Accident
After any kind of car accident, it's a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. A lawyer can stay on top of official investigative details and be your family's advocate during a difficult time. Whether you've lost a loved one in a semi truck crash or a distracted driver has injured you, an experienced lawyer can be an indispensable asset.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Andrew Anderson and wishes Alan Morgan a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.