Steve Price didn’t recognize the crumpled car in the middle of N.C. 49 – until he focused on the Mercedes emblem on one wheel.
He started to run for the wreck, but a police officer grabbed him.
“Where you going, boy?” the officer said.
“That’s my wife’s car!” Price shouted.
Price’s riveting testimony came Thursday in a Mecklenburg courtroom, during the second week of a civil lawsuit against Crescent Resources. The suit accuses the company, which developed the posh Palisades community off N.C. 49, of negligence by not installing a traffic light at a dangerous intersection with Riverpointe Drive and Grand Palisades Parkway.
It was there at about 6 p.m. on April 4, 2009, that Price’s 45-year-old wife, Cindy Furr, and 2-year-old daughter, Macke, turned left from Riverpointe to go their church. In an instant, Furr’s Mercedes was rammed by a Mitsubishi Eclipse as it raced another car on N.C. 49.
Furr and Macke were killed. Hunter Holt, a 13-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi driven by Tyler Stasko, died the next day.
Price and Hunter’s parents, Dan and Lisa Holt, are asking for $5 million for each of the victims.