Richton, MS (February 25, 2022) – One person was killed and a child was injured in a fatal car accident in Richton on Thursday morning, February 24.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened on MS-15 in the northbound lanes of traffic. A Richton resident was traveling north in a Toyota Corolla when their vehicle struck a Ford Edge driven by 73-year-old Bobbie Cowart due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicles involved in the accident were badly damaged as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Cowart was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The two-year-old child in her vehicle sustained minor injuries. It is not known if the other driver was hurt.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. 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. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads in Mississippi over the years. Though many of these collisions are deemed minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and life-altering. In fact, some even take the lives of those involved. In 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 685 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents throughout Mississippi. Fatal car accidents tend to happen on our major roads due to many different reasons, including some of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you have options. You and your family should seek the help of an attorney that you can trust at this time.
The loss of a loved one in an accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. A wrongful death can be difficult to experience, as you will be left with grief that you may not know how to face. On top of this, the bills may continue to pile up against you and your family. These claims can be incredibly complex as you deal with the stressful aftermath of a death. You have options during these difficult times. It is imperative that you speak with a Richton wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Richton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash. You will have to meet a specific statute of limitations when it comes to your wrongful death claim, as well as the fact that only specific individuals can bring these claims. An attorney will be able to help you through every aspect of your claim so that you never have to feel alone. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Richton at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help 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 pictures used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.