Hinds County, MS – Three Killed in Auto Accident on Hwy 80 near University Blvd

Hinds County, MS (September 7, 2023) – Three people lost their lives after a police chase caused a multi-vehicle collision on Wednesday, September 6. Information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol shows that the incident occurred at around 4:12 a.m. 

Several responders went to the scene of the accident on Highway 80, including members of the Jackson Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Reports show that a vehicle identified as a 2013 Hyundai Elantra was actively running from a JPD officer while headed north on University Boulevard. 

The Elantra then collided with a 2012 Ram 1500 pick-up truck headed west on Highway 80. Three passengers in the Elantra died due to injuries they sustained in the accident. Both of the involved drivers were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries of an unknown nature.

The three deceased victims were identified as Jamiah T. Smith, an 18-year-old Canton resident, Jaylon Black, 25, of Jackson, and James J. Stevenson, 28, of Clinton. Police in Hinds County continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims.

Mississippi Auto Accidents

Hinds County, MS - Three Killed in Auto Accident on Hwy 80 near University Blvd

Driver intoxication and speeding and driver intoxication are constantly factors in deadly accidents in Mississippi. In 2016, drunk drivers were behind approximately one-fourth of car wrecks that happened in the Magnolia State. Drunk driving collisions also yielded the highest number of deaths. Speeding and intoxication are both hazardous forms of driver error/negligence, the main contributor to car accidents in Mississippi and across the nation.

In 2020, alcohol-related fatalities were related to roughly 26% of total traffic accident deaths. About three-fourths of the deceased victims were intoxicated while behind the wheel. Being intoxicated often leads to impaired vision and bad judgment, two dangerous things to display while driving. Inebriated drivers usually cause accidents that can result in severe, debilitating injuries for victims or even death. 

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash caused by intoxicated driving, speeding, or some other form of driver negligence, you may be eligible to collect significant financial compensation. Compensation can help pay for the expenses that stem from you or your family member’s injuries and cover the costs related to damages that resulted from your crash. A car crash lawyer will be able to help you file a personal injury claim for compensation. 

When you’re hurt in a car crash, it’s important to figure out whether the incident was your fault or the fault of a negligent driver. If you think that your collision was caused by another person, you may qualify for compensation that can help cover the costs associated with your accident.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a collision, a wrongful death attorney can help you collect compensation for funeral costs and more.

The law office of Mama Justice has been helping people hurt in accidents to recover for more than three decades. Our Hinds County car accident attorneys are highly skilled and experienced when it comes to personal injury law. We have worked with numerous clients on a wide range of car accident cases. Our team is well aware of the uniqueness of each case, so we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs. 

You deserve to be compensated for the losses and injuries you face when you’ve been affected by a car wreck that wasn’t your fault. Contact a lawyer from Mama Justice by calling (888) 484-1476 at your earliest convenience. It is important to start your personal injury claim as soon as possible after your accident, ideally while your injuries are still fresh. Our legal team has provided numerous accident victims with full and fair compensation and will do the same for you. Contact us today.

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