Leakesville, MS (March 9, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal truck crash that took place on a major highway in Leakesville on Tuesday afternoon, March 8.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 1:25 p.m. on MS-594. A 58-year-old Alabama resident was driving a Mack tractor-trailer in the area when the truck suddenly struck a Hyundai Santa Fe that was stopped on the road due to unknown reasons. It is not known if the driver of the truck saw the vehicle before the accident happened. This led to extensive damages to the passenger vehicle.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Hyundai, identified as 65-year-old Robert Thompson, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if anyone suffered from injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi sees more truck accidents than many other states in the U.S. Mississippi actually sees approximately 2.1% of large truck accidents every year, which means that it is placed in the top 20 states for truck accidents. In 2017, it was reported that approximately 112 truck accident fatalities stemmed from accidents in Mississippi. These accidents occur in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in a truck accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. A Leakesville truck accident lawyer will be able to help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim. Truck accident and wrongful death claims are known for being some of the most complex claims that a family can endure. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. This may be one of the most difficult things that you and your family have ever faced. Because of this, you should speak with a dedicated and compassionate Leakesville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Leakesville Truck Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident. After facing these unexpected losses, you may have questions that you are not able to answer on your own. You have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family during these difficult times. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a variety of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
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