Magee, MS (January 8, 2021) – Around 6:17 p.m. on Wednesday evening, January 6, a fatal truck crash occurred at an intersection in Magee.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident took place at the intersection of US-49 and MS-28 when an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck collided with each other. The 18-wheeler was stopped at the intersection at the time of the collision. The pickup truck had severe front-end damages.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash. The pickup truck driver, identified as 45-year-old James Rankin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler remained at the scene and was not injured.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing some of the most horrific damages when involved in accidents with other vehicles. In one recent year, approximately 90% of truck accidents took place due to human error, though there are many other reasons for these accidents as well. Being injured in a truck accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life, which is why you should have the help of an attorney by your side.
Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still occur every year. Truck drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which means that they are more likely to fall asleep or drive distracted in the time that they spend on our roadways. If you have been hurt in a Mississippi truck accident, you have many options moving forward. See our proven track record of success representing those who have been injured in Mississippi truck accidents at www.mamajustice.com.
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