Union County Man Killed on I-85 in Car Accident

Posted on Jul 12, 2008
The Charlotte Observer reports that Jeffery James Myers of Cotton Field Circle, Waxhaw, North Carolina, was fatally injured in a one-vehicle car crash on Interstate 85 on Tuesday, June 2. The 21-year-old was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when witnesses say his car suddenly veered off the road and collided with a tree. Myers was headed north in the left-hand lane at the time of the accident.

Trooper M.W. Coley of the NC Highway Patrol reported that Myers was not wearing s safety belt and was speeding at 80 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone of the interstate. The crash occurred at half past noon on I-85 south of Exit 54 in Cabarrus County.

The case will now be handled by the medical examiner at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) Northeast in Concord, North Carolina, for further investigation into the cause of the crash. It is not yet known if drugs are alcohol were involved in the crash.

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