New Recruitment Director at Elizabeth City State University Dies in Truck Crash
When cars come into contact with tractor-trailers, the driver of the smaller vehicle often ends up severely injured or fails to survive the accident.
I was saddened to read a recent report about how the young educator who was hired to turn around the slide at Elizabeth City State University was killed in a crash involving a big rig in Bertie County, NC.
Myron Burney had been hired to turn around a four-year slide in enrollment at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). He worked for N.C. State University, the statewide system and was heading to Elizabeth City at the time of the fatal crash.
The Charlotte News and Observer reported Mr. Burney was driving east on U.S. 17 in Bertie County on Monday as he returned to ECSU.
A collision occurred at the highway’s intersection with N.C. 45, east of Windsor, about 8:40 a.m. The big rig was crossing U.S. 17 on N.C. 45 as Burney approached, the Highway Patrol reported.
The News and Observer reported on how the wood chip-filled trailer driven by a truck driver from Washington, N.C., had a green light, according investigators. The truck driver faces no charges in this wreck.
Burney was the interim assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and retention at ECSU. My thoughts as a North Carolina trucking accident lawyer are with his family.
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