Fog the Likely Cause of Fatal North Carolina Crash on I-85
Posted on Jan 31, 2012
A North Carolina man died in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 in Anderson County early on Tuesday morning, December 10. Police say that fog was a likely factor in the fatal car accident.
According to the State Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Eric Samuel of Reidsville was returning to North Carolina from a trip to Atlanta on I-85 when his car left the roadway and slammed into several trees. Samuel, who was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the scene of the crash. He was the only passenger in the vehicle.
The accident took place near mile marker 33 just after one in the morning. Police say that fog in the area was extremely thick at the time of the traffic accident and that the visibility issues were a likely factor in the crash. An autopsy was not ordered for the body, though toxicology blood tests will be conducted. Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident, though they will not rule it out until the investigation is concluded.
The North Carolina car accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates would like to remind all drivers to be wary of foggy road conditions and low-visibility driving. Our thoughts go out to the friends, family, and loved ones of Eric Samuel.