Canton, MS – Nikethia Scott Killed in Fatal Collision at MS-16 & MS-17

Canton, MS (May 15, 2022) – On Sunday morning, May 15, a woman was killed in a fatal collision that took place at an intersection in Canton. 

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 1 a.m. at the intersection of MS-16 and MS-17. Police confirmed that 51-year-old Little Smith was traveling east in a Chevrolet Silverado when they lost control of their vehicle, causing it to collide with a utility pole off the side of the road. The vehicle sustained severe damage as a result of the accident. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A female passenger inside the vehicle, identified as 32-year-old Nikethia Scott, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. An 8-year-old passenger was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

A large portion of the road was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police worked to quickly clear the scene. 

Highway Patrol continues to investigate the circumstances of the collision. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim of this accident. Our thoughts are also with the injured child in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal Accidents in Mississippi


No words can fully describe how difficult it is to face the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. However, this is the reality that many individuals are faced with every year in the state. In 2016, it was reported that approximately 690 fatal car accidents took place in Mississippi due to the reckless acts of others. The truth is, most fatal car accidents can be prevented but continue to occur when drivers are not paying close attention to what is happening around them. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past. 

No amount of compensation can fix what has been lost as a result of a fatal car accident. If you have been faced with these losses, you should speak with a Canton car accident attorney that you can trust. You should not have to shoulder the costs that have been left behind due to the negligence of another party whose actions led to the loss of your loved one. As you are grieving these enormous losses, you should not have to worry about the bills that pile up. Speaking with a Canton wrongful death attorney can help you move forward during these difficult times.

Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you and your family after you have lost someone close to you in an accident. The insurance company may try to take advantage of you as you are grieving, which is never right. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you obtain compensation for a wide array of damages, including the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

We are here for you every step of the way during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Canton at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how our attorneys will be able to 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 used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene. 


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