Single-vehicle crash leaves three children dead, father critically injured

Legal News for North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers. Car crashes into tree, killing three children and leaving father in critical condition.

NCSHP investigates crash site where cars’ occupants sustained both fatal injuries and critical injuries.

McDowell County, NC—Three children were tragically killed when the car they were riding in crashed into a tree on Thursday December 31, 2009, reports the Citizen-Times.com. The wreck reportedly occurred around 3 p.m., approximately two miles north of Marion, North Carolina.

Crash site investigators allegedly claimed that the driver of the Chevrolet Lumina, Jerry Reel, was traveling at approximately 75 mph at the time of the incident. The posted speed limit on that particular roadway was 40 mph. The car reportedly veered off the side of Hankins Road and smashed violently into a tree.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews responded to the scene to transport the injured to hospitals for the treatment of their injuries by medical professionals. Passengers inside the vehicle, including 14-year-old Jordan Reel, 5-year-old Timberland Reel and 3-year-old Gavin Reel, unfortunately sustained fatal injuries in the single-vehicle car wreck. The father of all three children, Jerry Reel, was allegedly transported to Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina after sustaining critical injuries in the New Year’s Eve crash. It was reported that Reel was still listed in critical condition on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) continues to investigate the fatal motor vehicle accident.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers.

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