Deadly Alexander County Head-on Accident Claims 2 Lives, Threatens Another

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

Late Saturday night close to 11:30 pm, the N.C. State Highway Patrol were called to a head-on crash in Taylorsville that killed 2 people with 2 others taken to the hospital with injuries, including a juvenile, according to officials.

Joshua Lance Mayberry, a 36-year-old citizen of North Wilkesboro, was unable to escape his vehicle, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade SUV, and died at the scene. The juvenile who has been hospitalized for life-threatening injuries, has yet to be identified, was a passenger in the same vehicle. 

The driver of the other car, a 1991 Mazda Miata, died at the scene as well, also unable to get out of his car. The driver has been identified as Justin Ryan Combs, a 29-year-old resident of Wilkesboro.

Officials said the incident began as the Escalade crossed the centerline on N.C. 16 while traveling south near Mount Olive Church Road. The Escalade hit the Mazda Miata traveling north on the other side of N.C. 16, striking them head-on. After the collision, the Escalade spun out of control and was struck by another car traveling north on N.C. 16. This second collision claimed Mayberry’s life. The driver of the third car involved in the accident was taken to Wilkes Regional Medical Center in the city of Wilkesboro with minor injuries.

N.C. 16 remained closed for two hours to allow officials to investigate the accident and is now open. The N.C. State Highway Patrol stated that there is no indication that any of the drivers were impaired and stated all victims involved were wearing their seat belts.

At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of both Joshua and Justin who suffered this tragic loss of life. We also extend our prayers to the young person facing life-threatening injuries and wish them a healthy recovery. We share our condolences for this devastating car accident that resulted in multiple lives lost Saturday night in Taylorsville.

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.

Note: This information is created and published using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information being shared and reported has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected or updated since publication, contact us and we will review and revise accordingly. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.



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