DeSoto County, MS – Michael W. Garner Killed in Crash on Hwy 61 near Goodman Rd

DeSoto County, MS (September 30, 2023) – A man from Southaven, identified as 33-year-old Michael W. Garner, lost his life in a car crash in DeSoto County. The collision was reported to have taken place just before 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning, September 29. 

Responders went to the scene on Highway 61, just north of Goodman Road, after receiving reports concerning the incident. The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports that a 2015 GMC operated by Garner collided with the back end of a 2002 International operated by 59-year-old David Royal. 

Both vehicles were headed north on the highway when the collision occurred. Garner lost his life due to the severity of his injuries. Police in DeSoto County continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Mississippi Car Accidents

DeSoto County, MS - Michael W. Garner Killed in Crash on Hwy 61 near Goodman Rd

When it comes to driving in Mississippi, it has always been at the top of the list of the most dangerous places in the US to travel. Auto collisions happen for several different reasons, however, negligence is the most common among them, causing over 92% of reported auto collisions throughout the country.

Tragically, with 22.9 fatalities per 100,000 people, our state has the highest traffic accident death rate in the nation after reporting 685 deadly car wrecks in 2016. Head-on wrecks made up more than 10% of all deadly crashes in the US in 2022. It is believed that more than 3,600 individuals lost their lives, and several others were hurt due to these collisions last year.

If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may bring a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost someone you love in an accident caused by a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent driver. Understanding the complexities of the wrongful death laws in Mississippi is vital. Your lawyer will pursue compensation from the party responsible for the accident.

If a loved one lost their life in a collision, our DeSoto County wrongful death attorneys at Mama Justice can handle your wrongful death lawsuit. You may rely on us to help you collect compensation for the losses and damages brought on by the wrongful death since we have experience winning such cases in Mississippi courts. Our legal team has extensive experience in helping families of traffic accident victims get financial compensation.

We’ll be at your side every step of the way to make sure you get the compensation you deserve and that the at-fault party faces justice. Contact our Tupelo-area office at (662) 262-6264 to speak with a lawyer about your options after a fatal accident.

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