Jones County, MS (December 25, 2022) – A 51-year-old man has died as a result of a fatal accident that took place in Jones County. The crash was reported on December 23.
According to law enforcement, 51-year-old Joe Clayton of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was driving a Ford F1 50 pickup truck on US Route 11. As his vehicle passed through the area of 2255 US Route 11, he became involved in a collision.
The impact of the crash sent his vehicle into the woods, where it caught on fire.
Clayton suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident.
First responders reported to the scene of the accident with the volunteer firefighters from Macedonia and North Forest to provide assistance.
Crews arrived at the scene at approximately 3:45 p.m. and pronounced Clayton deceased from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
At this time, the incident is under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Our condolences are with the family of Joe Clayton at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Mississippi
Fatal accidents in the state of Mississippi take the lives of hundreds of people annually. There are many accidents that are entirely preventable. We see innocent people continue to lose their lives in traffic crashes caused by negligence.
Speeding is a common factor in fatal crashes that we see here in the state of Mississippi. When drivers are traveling too fast for road conditions or during inclement weather conditions, they may not be able to control their vehicle in order to avoid being involved in a collision. This is particularly true in congested areas, around current roadways, and while traveling on slick and icy roads.
Drivers who are distracted are another leading factor in crashes that take place across our state. When drivers are texting on their phones, talking to passengers, or even changing the radio stations, they are likely to take their attention off the road ahead. As a result, they may crash into other vehicles or objects nearby.
No matter the cause of the fatal accident, the consequences are often devastating for families. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. It is important that you seek the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Jones County right away to ensure you are able to get justice.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident, it is important to protect your rights by seeking knowledgeable legal help. The Jones County wrongful death lawyers at Mama Justice are dedicated legal advocates with extensive experience representing families who have lost loved ones due to car accidents in Mississippi. Don’t let the insurance company intimidate you. Call our team at 662-262-6264 today for a free consultation and find out how Mama Justice can fight to get you justice.
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