Mendenhall, MS (February 12, 2021) – Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning, February 12, two high schoolers were killed in a fatal collision in Mendenhall.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened on MS-43 right within Mendenhall limits. A GMC Canyon was headed southbound being driven by 43-year-old Joseph Brandon. Suddenly, the vehicle collided with a Toyota Camry being driven northbound.
A 17-year-old Mendenhall senior was driving the Camry. An 18-year-old high schooler in the vehicle and the driver were both pronounced dead at the scene. Two other seniors were in the vehicle and were hospitalized. They were allegedly on their way to school when the crash happened.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.
No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents that happen on our roads and Mississippi is no stranger to this. Statistics show that approximately 2% of accidents on our roads are head-on collisions but it is important to note that they account for approximately 10% of driving fatalities. Losing somebody you love in an accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Because of this, families are urged to have legal help on their side.
Losing a loved one in a Mississippi car accident may be one of the most difficult things that you have ever faced. Unfortunately, this is a reality for hundreds of families every single year. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will ever afford to pay for the bills that pile up against you. Because these accidents can be incredibly complex and challenging to handle, you should always have the help of a Mississippi wrongful death attorney on your side.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after an accident and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of losses such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a Mississippi accident attorney that you can rely on at (662) 262-6264.
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