Delaney Leierzapf, a resident of Cary, North Carolina, tragically passed away in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 221 north of Marion. The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others sustained critical injuries and were transported to Mission Trauma Center in Asheville. Four individuals involved in the accident declined medical treatment.
What Happened to Delaney Leierzapf?
The collision occurred when a 2012 GMC pickup truck, driven by Ricky McPeters of Burnsville, crossed the centerline while traveling southbound on U.S. 221 North. The pickup truck collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Lori McIntire, a 58-year-old resident of Spruce Pine. McIntire had three passengers in her 2022 Buick: Emily Wantz, Kevin McGrew, and an infant girl. Fortunately, none of them were injured.
Following the initial collision, McPeters’ truck continued south and collided head-on with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee driven by Caius Arrington, a 20-year-old resident of Bakersville. Caius was transported to Mission for treatment of his injuries. Sadly, Delaney Janet Leierzapf, a 21-year-old passenger in the Cherokee, lost her life in the accident.
The circumstances surrounding the collision are still under investigation. Further details about Delaney Leierzapf’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.
Cary, where Delaney resided, is a town located in Wake and Chatham counties in North Carolina. It is part of the Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and had a population of 174,721 according to the 2020 Census, making it the seventh largest municipality in the state and the 148th largest in the United States.