Oxford, MS (April 28, 2022) – A teen was killed in a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on an Oxford highway on Wednesday morning, April 27.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 2:06 a.m. on MS-6. Police confirmed that 51-year-old Derrick Williams was driving an International tractor-trailer in the area and headed east. His truck collided with a Ford Focus that was being driven by a 17-year-old girl who was headed east. The vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged as a result of the collision.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The teen was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. The driver of the truck did not have injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could return to normal.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Truck accidents have been increasing on our roads over recent years in the entire U.S. These accidents have also been on the rise throughout Mississippi. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 2.1% of large truck accidents took place in Mississippi throughout the entire country. This may seem like a small percentage but it actually puts Mississippi among the top 20 highest percentages for truck accidents. Because trucks are so large, they are capable of causing extensive harm in the event of an accident. These accidents also take many lives each year. Families often wonder where they can turn after a fatal crash. If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, you should speak with a legal advocate that you can trust.
The aftermath of a fatal truck accident can be a difficult thing to face. This is why it is important that you and your family have the help of a skilled Oxford truck accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident, you should speak with an Oxford wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Oxford Truck Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal truck accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused your family. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Oxford at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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