Collins, MS – Fatal Two-Car Crash on US 84 near Salem Church Rd Takes Two Lives, Injures One

Collins, MS (October 16, 2022) – A fatal car crash happened in Covington County on the morning of Saturday, October 15. Reports show that two men lost their lives and another was severely injured. 

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the incident on US 84 near Salem Church Road. Eddie Tanner, age 22, from Canton, was headed east in his 2016 Malibu on US 84 when he was involved in a crash with the passenger side of a 2004 Buick Lesabre. 

The Lesabre was driven by 50-year-old James Hilton of Taylorsville. Hilton was headed South on Salem Church Road at the time. Reports show that the Malibu and the Buick collided in the eastbound lanes of US 84. 

A passenger in the Buick, identified as Joseph C. Crosby, age 42, from Taylorsville, along with Hilton, lost their lives in the collision. 

Tanner was seriously injured in the crash. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Police in Collins continue to investigate the details of the wreck. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

Mississippi Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents happen every hour in the state of Mississippi. On average, per day, about 340 car crashes are reported in the Magnolia State. Though the majority of these wrecks may be minor, a percentage of them do result in serious injuries and even death for those involved. In 2017, approximately 685 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi Vehicle Accidents

These collisions happen in many different ways, but rollovers are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents that occur in the state of Mississippi. In one year’s time, about 2% of the car wrecks reported in Mississippi are deemed rollover accidents. If you have recently lost a loved one in a car accident, you should talk to a car crash attorney who has your best interest in mind. 

The losses you are faced with after losing someone you love can put you in a very difficult position that you were not prepared for. Not only have you lost a loved one, you may also be faced with financial difficulties related to their passing. You may have to pay for their medical bills, funeral care costs, and more. This is why you should speak with a Collins wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

Our lawyers at the law office of Mama Justice work hard to help our clients get back on the right track after losing loved ones in fatal accidents. We are well aware that no amount of money could ever replace their beloved family member, however, financial compensation can help them pay for the costs related to their accident. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these stressful times. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We are here for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death 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 used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene. 


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