Columbus, MS – Two Killed in Fatal Car Accident on MS-45

Columbus, MS (April 20, 2022) – Two people lost their lives in a fatal car accident that took place on a major roadway in Columbus on Tuesday night, April 19. 

According to Lowndes County officials, the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of MS-45 around the area of Hank’s BBQ. Three vehicles were traveling in the area when one went into the wrong lane of traffic, colliding with the other vehicles. One of the vehicles was identified as an SUV. The vehicles involved in the collision sustained heavy damages as a result. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Two victims, identified as a 19-year-old man and his 17-year-old female passenger, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims, including a school resource officer, were injured in the accident. They were hospitalized but their current conditions are not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal Accidents in Mississippi


Car accidents happen every single day in Mississippi. Though many of these accidents are minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and life-altering. In 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 685 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi actually has the highest number of fatal car accidents per capita in the entire U.S. Losing a loved one can be a horrific experience that no family is prepared for. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on. 

The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, you should have the help of a Columbus car accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Losing a loved one can be stressful for you and your family. This is why you should speak with a Columbus wrongful death attorney immediately. 

Columbus Wrongful Death Attorneys

At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

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

You should never have to stand alone after you have lost someone you love in a collision. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Columbus 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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