Vardaman, MS (December 9, 2020) – On Wednesday morning, a fatal truck accident involving two children took place on a major roadway in Vardaman.
According to police, 70-year-old James Thomas Murphy was operating a big rig hauling lumber when he suddenly struck two children at the intersection of Highway 8 and Hill Avenue. The students were allegedly crossing the street so that they could wait for the bus when the accident happened.
One of the children was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. One of the children was airlifted to the hospital by medical helicopter but their condition is not currently known.
Murphy has since been charged with manslaughter for his role in the accident.
No further details have been released. The investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most horrific accidents on our roads. These accidents are some of the most likely to lead to fatalities in the entire state of Mississippi due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from the vehicles on our roads. In 2011 alone, it was reported that 47 people were killed in Mississippi pedestrian accidents due to the negligence of others. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you have options moving forward.
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