Collins, MS (January 21, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a major highway in Collins on Thursday night, January 20.
Mississippi Highway Patrol officials confirmed that the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of US-84. Police confirmed that 28-year-old Chaniquel Hathorn was driving her 2007 Ford Fusion in the area when her vehicle suddenly collided with a Kia Rio that was attempting to cross the highway. The accident caused extensive damages to both vehicles.
Numerous responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Hathorn was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. The other driver sustained minor injuries and is expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
Mississippi Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the accident. They will update as more information is available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
Fatal car accidents continue to occur on our roads throughout Mississippi every single year. In fact, hundreds of people are killed as a result of these accidents each year. In just 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 690 people were killed in fatal car accidents and many others sustained injuries that same year. Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident can be challenging to face on your own, especially if you know that another party has acted in a careless manner. There is nothing more difficult than saying goodbye to someone close to you due to a car accident. Due to this, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
After you have sustained the loss of a loved one due to an accident, you should speak with a Collins wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind. Even though the death of your loved one may feel unfair, you are somebody who is able to bring forth a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. As you grieve these losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is important that you immediately speak with an experienced Collins car accident attorney who can help you every step of the way.
Collins Wrongful Death Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a fatal crash. This is why our attorneys will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Many different parties are capable of bringing a wrongful death claim, including the following:
- Parents of a loved one
- Spouses of a loved one
- Children of a loved one
- Other dependents
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one suddenly, you have a variety of options. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Collins at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist 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.