According to national news sources, the fatal NC car accident took place when a tire blew on the family's SUV, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and serve off of I-95. When the sports utility vehicle left the road, it flipped several times. One witness reported that the car had been swerving erratically before the crash took place, though police are still investigating the incident and what may have caused the wreck.
North Carolina State Troopers reported that 71-year-old Rosa Marte, her daughter, 46-year-old Angela Marte, and Angela's 22-year-old daughter, Rosanny Marte, were all killed in the accident. Rosa and Angela were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over. Rosanny, who was driving at the time of the accident, was also not wearing a seat belt.
Five other people were injured in the SUV accident including 75-year-old Nicholas Marte, 43-year-old Reyes Marte, 14-year-old Juan Baez, 12-year-old Christina Marte and 10-year-old Nicholas Marte. It is not clear which of these passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The North Carolina accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed in this tragic accident.