Jackson, MS – Kaniya Gatlin Loses Life in Collision on Hwy 80 near Maddox Rd

Jackson, MS (December 24, 2023) – A woman lost her life in a fatal accident in Jackson. The incident was reported to police in the area at approximately 10:20 p.m. According to information from local sources, the accident took place on Highway 80 near Maddox Road. When police got to the scene, they found a gray Nissan Frontier that had been involved in a collision with a Nissan Altima. The individual inside the Altima was identified as Kaniya Gatlin. She lost her life at the scene of the accident. The operator of the Frontier was transported to an area medical center by a private vehicle. 

Authorities in Jackson are working to determine the cause of the crash. Nothing further has been reported. 

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

Mississippi Traffic Accidents

A significant number of injurious and fatal traffic accidents have happened in Mississippi throughout the past decade. Mississippi is constantly ranked as one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and has a high fatality rate when it comes to traffic collisoins. 

Jackson, MS - Kaniya Gatlin Loses Life in Collision on Hwy 80 near Maddox Rd

Car crashes happen all the time across the country and throughout the state of Mississippi Every day, more than 17,000 traffic collisions occur across the US. Of these wrecks, around 7,500 people are hurt and about 100 lose their lives.

Driver distraction is the main cause of the majority of car crashes in the United States. Additionally, speeding, intoxication, and fatigue also contribute to a large percentage of car crashes throughout the country. Distracted driving, for example, causes over 3,000 fatalities per year and around 400,000 traffic collisions. Additionally, According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired driving makes up about 28% of all traffic accident deaths. 

Driver negligence causes over 92% of reported car crashes throughout the United States, according to information from the NHTSA. If you or someone you love has recently been injured by the actions of a negligent driver, a car crash attorney may be able to help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation.

If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash,  a wrongful death attorney in Jackson can help you collect financial compensation and get the justice you need to recover. 

At Mama Justice, our well-seasoned and compassionate legal team has been working with those victimized in auto collisions for decades. We know what needs to be done to get you the financial compensation that can help you cover funeral costs and more. Call our law office at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.

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