Starkville, MS (March 2, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal truck accident that took place in Starkville on Tuesday morning, March 1.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 8:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of US-82. For reasons that are not entirely known, a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided with one another near the Center Grove community. The passenger vehicle was extensively damaged as a result.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 20-year-old Trinity Burton, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, all eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing. Police will update as more information becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi
In 2020, it was reported that the percentage of large trucks involved in fatal Mississippi crashes rose from about 4% to 11%. This means that truck accidents are happening more commonly on our roads than ever before. Truck drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that accidents can be prevented. However, this does not always happen and these accidents continue to happen weekly within the state. Losing a loved one in a preventable truck accident can be a traumatic experience that you do not want to endure on your own. Because of this, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Truck accident claims can be entirely complex but are made even more complicated when they involve a fatality. Families often wonder where they can turn after they have lost someone they love in an accident. As you are grieving your sudden losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These losses can leave you in a difficult financial and emotional position that you are not prepared to face on your own. This is why you should speak with a Starkville wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Starkville Truck Accident Attorneys
The aftermath of a fatal truck accident can leave you feeling alone and confused. Because of this, our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here for you and your family when you need us the most. We have aggressively fought to protect the rights of many families over the years and will provide you with the resources that you need at this time. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, we are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Starkville at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your options moving forward.
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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.