Rankin County, MS (May 18, 2023) – A woman lost her life in a fatal collision on Tuesday, May 18, in Rankin County. The incident occurred when an SUV and a pickup truck collided head-on for reasons still being investigated by area authorities.
The victim was identified as Mary Maria Shaffer, 46, of Florence. She lost her life in the collision. The driver of the pickup was flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.
A motorcyclist was also injured in the collision, local news sources said.
Authorities in Rankin County continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this auto accident in Rankin County.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Mary Maria Shaffer at this time.
Mississippi Car Wrecks
Vehicle accidents occur every day in the state of Mississippi. Although most of these accidents lead to moderate injuries, others are extremely serious and even deadly in nature. In 2016 alone, it was reported that roughly 690 people died in fatal Mississippi car accidents.
Even though car accidents can take place in multiple ways, head-on collisions are some of the most catastrophic. In one recent year, while only 2% of vehicle accidents were head-on collisions, they accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities statewide. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car crash, you should talk to a lawyer you can trust.
As you are mourning your considerable loss, you might also be wondering how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. These enormous losses happen so unexpectedly and tend to put families in a difficult position.
Additionally, filing a claim of wrongful death can be both complicated and time-consuming. For this reason, families who have sustained these losses should always speak with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney after a fatal crash.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we are here to help you get back on your feet after a fatal accident. We understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one. However, it can help you get back on your feet on a financial level when you are feeling lost and alone.
We are here for you in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Mississippi at (888) 484-1476 to find out what we can do for you.
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