Hernando, MS (January 3, 2022) – Around 8:10 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, December 30, a woman was killed in a fatal crash in Hernando.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed that the collision happened on MS-51 in Desoto County during a period of New Year’s Holiday travel enforcement. According to officials, 23-year-old Crystal Parks was traveling south on the highway in her Chevrolet Impala when her vehicle collided with a northbound Dodge Durango driven by 31-year-old Catlin Carlisle due to reasons that are not entirely known.
Paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Parks was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of traumatic injuries. Carlisle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries but her condition is not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic following the collision. Police worked to fully clear the scene.
No further details have been released but police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
In 2016, it was reported by the Mississippi Department of Transportation that approximately 700 victims were killed in fatal car accidents. These accidents can typically be prevented but continue to occur due to the outright negligence of others. In fact, some of the most common reasons for fatal car accidents within the state include the following:
• Driver distractions
• Drunk or drugged driving
• Falling asleep at the wheel
Many families suffer as a result of fatal car accidents in Mississippi each year. There is nothing more tragic than suddenly losing a loved one in a collision that could have been prevented. If you have sustained these losses, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is true that no amount of money can fully compensate a family for the loss of a loved one. As you are grieving these enormous losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These claims are known for being notoriously complex in nature and you may not know where to start when it comes to moving forward with a claim. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you should be prepared to speak with an experienced Hernando wrongful death lawyer that you can trust.
Hernando Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you move forward after losing a loved one in a fatal Mississippi car accident. Our compassionate attorneys are well-versed in accident laws and will help you navigate the legal system when it matters the most. We will help you hold a party accountable for the harm that they have caused you and your family during these difficult times. We will offer you the guidance that you need to move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Hernando at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options at this time.
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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.