McComb, MS (February 10, 2021) – On Tuesday morning, February 9, a woman was killed in a truck accident in McComb.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident took place on US-98 around the area of Candy Lane. At the time, 76-year-old Nellie Dodd was driving her Chevrolet pickup truck and attempting to turn into a local Dollar General. For reasons that are not fully known, her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in the area.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash. Dodd was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck was not harmed and remained at the scene.
Police blocked a portion of the road for a period of time as they cleared the scene.
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.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Truck accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents that occur on our roads every year in the state of Mississippi. In just one recent year, it was estimated that approximately 685 people were killed due to serious accidents within the state. Though many of these accidents involve motor vehicles, some involve tractor-trailers. Truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads but this does not mean that truck accidents never occur on our roadways.
No amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken as a result of a Mississippi truck accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay for a wide array of aspects that pile up against you. It is important that you understand your options moving forward, as your family might be struggling during this challenging time. You should always have the help of a Mississippi wrongful death attorney when you need them the most.
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. You have many options moving forward and should have the help of a legal advocate along the way. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are protected and that you meet the deadlines that are expected of you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.