North Carolina

Jacob O. Lankford Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on US 21 in Thurmond, NC

January 24, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Jacob O. Lankford
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 21
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle attempting to pass a semi-truck in front of them in a two-lane highway was struck by a semi-truck that was on-coming in opposite lane

What Happened

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials released the name of the driver killed in an accident on US 21 in Thurmond, NC on January 24th, 2019. 24-year-old Jacob O. Lankford was killed when his vehicle was struck head-on by a semi-truck after attempting to pass by another semi-truck. The driver of the other semi-truck was not injured.

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