Winona, MS (September 10, 2020) – Around 2:48 a.m. this morning, two people were killed in a fatal three-truck collision in Winona.
The accident, according to police, took place in Carroll County around the area of the Grenada County line on I-55. At the time, three 18-wheelers were traveling northbound on the highway when they were involved in an accident for reasons that are still not entirely known.
Police confirmed that one of the 18-wheelers was carrying beverages and had an extra trailer hooked to the back. This resulted in a catastrophic spill that closed traffic on the highway in that area for an extended period of time. The other two trucks were carrying pineapples and rubber gloves.
The parties who lost their lives have not yet been identified but paramedics confirmed that two people were pronounced deceased at the scene. It is not known if any parties were injured or hospitalized.
Due to the severity of the accident and the roadway being closed, traffic was detoured to Highway 51 for some time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Truck accidents occur every single day in the U.S. but not as commonly as passenger vehicle accidents. This is likely due to the fact that truck drivers are trained to abide by special rules and regulations on our roads and, as a result, are less likely to be involved in serious accidents. According to statistics taken over the past few years, approximately 90% of the truck accidents that do occur take place as a result of human error. These accidents are typically preventable when drivers pay close attention to what is happening around them. Losing a loved one due to a Mississippi truck accident can have an enormous impact on your life. It is important that families speak with a skilled attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Truck accidents are more complex than many other accidents that occur on our roads. For instance, there could be more than just one party responsible for your accident. Many people assume that a truck driver is always responsible for one of these accidents but many other parties could be to blame including trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a Mississippi truck accident, it is important that you understand the ins and outs of your claim and speak with a skilled personal injury attorney.
Facing the aftermath of a fatal collision may be one of the most difficult things that you have ever gone through. An attorney will be able to help you obtain compensation and justice in your case so that you can move forward emotionally and financially. Many families are affected by truck accidents every year. You should never have to stand alone. Please contact an accident attorney in Mississippi for help with your wrongful death claim at (662) 262-6264.
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