A Charlotte man is facing charges after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a young mother.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. when the 48-year-old driver crashed into the now deceased woman’s pickup truck at the intersection of Northam Road and Senad Road in Rockingham.  There are indications that the accident was caused by the man’s failure to stop at a stop sign.

At the time of the crash, the 27-year-old woman was driving her Ford pickup containing her 32-year-old friend and her three young children.  The woman passenger and the children were transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and later released.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Ford driven by the woman was impacted on the front driver’s side, ejecting her from the vehicle as it landed on it’s side.  The man’s truck then hit a road sign and tombstone before veering into the Northam Road Cemetery.

The charges against the male driver can carry a maximum penalty of 150 days in jail.  Troopers state that there are no indications suggesting alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

Nearly 70,000 police-reported motor-vehicle crashes occur annually at stop signs, and nearly a third of these crashes involve injuries.  In our hurried daily lifestyles, it’s not always easy for drivers to remember to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.  But those signs are there for a reason and taking the time to pause completely could make the difference of life or death for you or your loved ones.  If you or someone you love’s life is put to a stop by a serious accident, please call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.