• January 03, 2017

William Navy Dies in Bessemer City, NC, Rear-end Accident

Bessemer City, NC -- November 21, 2016, William "Danny" Navy was killed following an accident in which his vehicle was rear-ended into an 18-wheeler.

Authorities spent over a month investigating the fatal accident that occurred on I-85 just outside town.

In the afternoon hours, Navy was on his way home to Kings Mountain. Traffic on I-85 was at a slowdown due to an earlier incident diverting traffic. As Navy drove along, behind an 18-wheeler, 54-year-old Todd Dennis Ghorley reportedly failed to slow down as he approached the slow-moving traffic. As a result, his car slammed into the back Navy's vehicle.

This collision caused Navy's vehicle to become lodged beneath the back of the 18-wheeler. Authorities say that Navy died at the scene of the accident.

On Monday, December 26, Ghorley was arrested and officially charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Police say there was no impairment or intoxication, so no felony charges have been filed.

At this time, no further information has been released.

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