Many North Carolina residents likely heard about a plane incident in which a woman was killed. The incident, which happened on April 17, was caused by an engine that exploded when a Southwest Airlines flight was flying from La Guardia in New York to Dallas, Texas.
People in North Carolina might have heard about a fire on April 7 at Trump Tower in New York that resulted in the death of one man. It was the second fire in 2018 at the building. In January, a fire in the heating system led to minor injuries to three people.
North Carolina Nascar fans might be interested in learning that Tony Stewart has reportedly reached a settlement with the family of Kevin Ward in the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against him. The lawsuit was filed because of an August 2014 dirt-track race accident in which Ward was killed.
In September 2017, Montgomery Gentry member Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash while being conducted on a sightseeing tour in Medford, New Jersey. On Feb. 14, 2018, Angie Gentry, the widow, filed a wrongful death suit to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, implicating three helicopter companies in the crash. The details of the lawsuit are something that North Carolina residents should know about, especially those who lose a loved one in an aviation accident.
North Carolina fans of the band 3 Doors Down might be aware that in November, a doctor faced indictment in the death of the band's guitarist, Matt Roberts. In 2016, Roberts died of a drug overdose. The doctor had allegedly prescribed controlled substances in several different names with the knowledge that they would all be used by Roberts.
Movie fans in North Carolina were saddened when Bill Paxton passed away in February 2017. The 61-year-old star of movies including "Twister," "Apollo 13" and "True Lies" died just 11 days after undergoing surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and replace his bicuspid aortic valve in Los Angeles. His family claims that the surgeon who worked on the actor and the Beverly Grove medical facility where the surgery was performed are responsible for his death.
Many people in North Carolina likely remember the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson during the 1990s in which he was found not guilty of murdering his wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. They might also be aware that Ron Goldman's family won a civil wrongful death lawsuit against Simpson in which they were awarded $33.5 million.
North Carolina residents who are fans of the Eagles may know that founder Glenn Frey passed away in 2016 from acute ulcerative colitis. The singer's widow has filed a lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital and the gastroenterologist who treated him. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital and the doctor were negligent in causing Frey's death. It also claims that Frey was in physical and mental pain when he passed away.
North Carolina football fans may be interested to learn that the family of a man who died after a fall at the stadium where the Denver Broncos play their home games filed a lawsuit against the stadium on Oct. 24. The man reportedly fell about 60 feet from a railing in a stairwell following a Broncos game on Oct. 24, 2016.
A truck accident involving a North Carolina Wagon Train hobbyist group on Sept. 1 resulted in the death of one person and left at least two others with serious injuries. Additionally, a horse that was part of the wagon train had to be euthanized at the scene.