Local authorities are reporting that Felecia Burton, a 40-year-old woman, was killed early Sunday when she was struck by a van on Preston Highway.
The wreck occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Preston Highway near Pinecroft Road. Witnesses have stated that the victim was with several other people from El Rincon Restaurant and Bar. Burton was struck by a Mazda MPV van driving southbound.
In these types of cases it is strongly recommended that an independent accident reconstructionist examine all potential causes anytime a fatality or severe injury occurs. While driver error appears to be the cause, in a case like this, it is appropriate to investigate other potential causes, such as faulty mechanics, poor or flawed design, defects in manufacturing and negligent repairs or maintenance.
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