Johnston County Man Killed by Drunk Driver in Home

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.

A Johnston County family is mourning the death of Scott Pacinelli after a 19-year-old man, Niklas Daronte Freeman who authorities said had been drinking, failed to stop at a stop sign, and drove straight into their home.

60 year old Scott Pacinelli, died Wednesday August 2nd after a car blew through a stop sign on Raleigh Road, driving through Pacinellis yard and hit him just outside his house and continued to drive into his home. Pacinelli’s partner of 20 years, Kimberly Norris, said Scott  was outside watering plants when the crash happened. Norris stated the couple’s 16-year-old daughter was asleep in the house at the time of the car crash and was unharmed.

Authorities say driver Niklas Daronte Freeman had been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel. Freeman is charged with Reckless driving, misdemeanor death by vehicle, and driving after consuming under 21 years old among a few other charges, according to arrest warrants.

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

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.

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