Fatal Alexander County, NC Car Accident Claims 2 Lives, 1 Injured

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the state of North 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.

Fatal Alexander County, NC Car Accident Claims 2 Lives, 1 Injured

Early morning on Tuesday, August 1st, The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to an accident at Vashti Road near NC-16 around 7:15 AM just north of Taylorsville, NC in Alexander County. A Toyota Matrix was driving west when it crossed the centerline, per local news reports who spoke to neighbors who witnessed the crash. This resulted in a head-on collision with a 1993 Dodge Dakota traveling eastbound. 

NCSHP reports that the two men in the Dodge Dakota, both from Bethlehem in Alexander County, were Ted Allen Teague, 75-years-old, and 42-year-old Michael Allen Teague. They died at the scene of the accident. Local news confirmed through the troopers that the two men who perished were father and step-son. Meanwhile the driver of the Matrix was helped out of her vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital via helicopter with significant injuries, though non-life threatening.

While impairment was ruled out as a cause, the highway patrol in Alexander County is evaluating the accident to determine if distracted driving was the cause of the head-on crash that took the lives of these Alexander County citizens.

A recently released report by TRIP, a National Research Non-Profit, shows that fatalities from motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina reached 1,667 in 2022. That is a 21% increase compared with 2019.

Our thoughts and prayers at The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor in Hickory are with the families who lost loved ones and those hurt in this tragic car accident near 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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