Laurel, MS – Three Killed in Fiery Collision on Hwy 84 E near Magnolia Rd: Update

Laurel, MS (August 20, 2023) – As previously reported, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and several firefighters were sent to the scene of a fatal and fiery collision in Laurel on Saturday, August 19. 

Highway 84 was blocked while responders worked at the scene of the incident that involved two vehicles that collided head-on for reasons still under police investigation. The crash occurred near Magnolia Road and caused one of the vehicles to catch fire, according to reports. 

At around 7:30 p.m., three people were confirmed dead as a result of the collision. Their identities have not been reported at this time. 

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene along with several other responders. Police continue to investigate. 

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

Car Wrecks in Mississippi

Laurel, MS – Three Killed in Fiery Collision on Hwy 84 E near Magnolia Rd: Update

Driver intoxication and speeding are common contributing factors in deadly accidents in the state of Mississippi. In 2016, intoxicated driving was behind around 25% of auto collisions reported in the Magnolia State. Drunk driving accidents also yielded the highest number of deaths. Intoxication and speeding are both hazardous types of driver error/negligence, the most common cause of auto wrecks reported throughout Mississippi and the US.

In 2020, fatalities related to alcohol use were connected to roughly 26% of car accidents in the United States. Approximately 75% of the deceased victims were intoxicated drivers themselves. Being drunk often involves impaired judgment and blurred vision, two dangerous traits to display while operating a vehicle. Intoxicated drivers often cause catastrophic accidents that can result in severe, debilitating injuries for victims or even death. 

If you or someone you love were injured in a car crash caused by drunk driving, speeding, or another form of negligence, you may qualify for financial compensation that can help you pay for a long list of damages. Compensation can help you pay for the costs that stem from you or your family member’s injuries, such as medical care and other expenses. An auto accident attorney will be able to help you file a personal injury claim for compensation. 

When you’re hurt in a car crash, it is vital to figure out how the collision occurred, especially if you think it was caused by another person’s negligent actions. If you think another person caused your crash, a lawyer can help you recover financially.

If you’ve lost someone you love in an accident, a wrongful death attorney can help you collect compensation for funeral costs and other expenses.  

The law office of Mama Justice has been helping those injured in auto accidents recover for over three decades. Our Laurel car accident attorneys are highly experienced and skilled when it comes to personal injury law. We have worked with countless clients in many different types of car crash 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 your injuries and losses when you’re hurt in a car accident 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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