Mother of 3 Killed in Mooresville Crash on I-77, Another Critically Injured – Suspect Charged with DWI

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.

Mother of 3 Killed in Mooresville Crash on I-77, Another Critically Injured – Suspect Charged with DWI

A tragic car accident occurred on the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Iredell County on Tuesday evening of August 1st, with the crash claiming the life of one woman and leaving another in critical condition.

Bret Edward Shove, 48, from Wilkesboro, was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 north in the High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Tuesday night. According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol who arrived at approximately 8 pm, Shove had failed to reduce speed and collided with a stationary 2016 Toyota Scion that had broken down in the HOV lane.

Following the initial collision, the Ford spun to the right, subsequently hitting a 2014 Ford Escape, also traveling north on the interstate.

The tragic incident claimed the life of Misty Leigh Shook, 47 and mother of three, who died at the scene. Shook, a resident of Granite Falls, was the driver of the stationary Scion. Another person who was the passenger in the Scion was rushed to the hospital at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in critical condition. Shove sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to Atrium Health CMC. Fortunately, both the driver and passenger of the Ford Escape were unharmed in the car accident.

Following the crash, lanes closed on northbound I-77 was closed for several hours, causing significant traffic delays until reopening prior to midnight.

The initial investigation by troopers from the Highway Patrol indicates impairment to be a contributing factor to the collision. Shove has since been charged with driving while impaired, failure to reduce speed, and other traffic violations. As the investigation continues, in consultation with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office, more charges are expected to be filed against Shove.

At The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor, our hearts go out to the car accident victims of this tragic event. This fatal incident is a grim reminder of the severe consequences of impaired driving. We urge everyone on the road to prioritize safety, adhere strictly to traffic laws, and never drive under the influence.

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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