Lee County, MS (October 10, 2020) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in Lee County claimed one person’s life on Friday morning. At approximately 6:55 a.m., on October 9, the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) responded to the scene of a vehicle collision on Mississippi State Highway 371.
According to reports provided by Sgt. Gary Stanton with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a three-vehicle collision took place on Mississippi State Highway 371 at the intersection with Golden Hills Road in the Mooreville area.
The crash caused significant damage to the three vehicles involved. Crews responded to the scene secured the site of the crash so medical personnel could treat injured victims.
One person involved in the accident was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officers. At this time, the Mississippi Highway Patrol has not released any information regarding the number of injured victims. Investigations surrounding the accident are currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them during this tragic time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Mississippi
Car accidents can have a detrimental impact on the lives of victims and their families. According to statistics, more than 550 people end up losing their lives in collisions each year in our state. Many of these victims leave behind friends and families who are forced to mourn their sudden and unexpected death. Although nearly every accident is preventable, the majority of motor vehicle crashes occur as a result of driver errors and negligence.
There are numerous instances where distracted drivers take the road and cause life-changing accidents for others. Other leading causes of fatal collisions include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving recklessly, speeding, and malfunctioning parts. When people lose their lives in accidents due to the actions of others sharing the road, it is important that their families seek the legal representation of a skilled and competent wrongful death attorney in Mississippi as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face from lost earnings, funeral costs, and more.
With over 40-years of combined experience, our Mississippi car accident attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are dedicated to helping families get the justice they deserve after enduring the tragic loss of a loved one. Our team begins immediately to investigate accidents for our clients and to gather critical evidence in support of their claims. We strive to help grieving families recover from the loss of a loved one so they can move forward and reach their goals. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are effectively represented so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a crash resulting from another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 to see how we can help you.
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