Many North Carolina fatal car accidents are linked to alcohol consumption. This raises concern, especially because it is not uncommon for a drunk driver to be under the age of 21. Three lives were lost in a recent fatal accident on Interstate 85 in Orange County.
Accident investigators reported that a 20-year-old university student entered Interstate 85 in the wrong direction after purchasing and consuming alcohol on a recent Sunday. The North Carolina Highway Patrol's accident report indicates that the young man was northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate when he smashed into a vehicle with four occupants. A 49-year-old woman and her two children were traveling with a 46-year-old friend who was driving the car.