Lexington, MS – Two Dead in Head-On Crash on Hwy. 17

Lexington, MS (August 4, 2023) Police in Holmes County responded to the scene of a deadly head-on collision near Lexington earlier this week. The crash occurred around 5:10 p.m. on Highway 17.

According to a report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 21-year-old woman from Tchula was driving a Jeep Cherokee southbound on Highway 17. At the same time, a 31-year-old Lexington woman was operating her 2021 Honda Accord in a northbound direction. For unknown reasons, one of the vehicles crossed over the center dividing line, causing a head-on crash.

Both women suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the crash scene. The reason for the accident is under investigation at this time. There were no other individuals or vehicles involved.

The MHP closed the road for several hours while they looked into the accident. Drivers were advised to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

No further details have been released at this time.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to those who were affected by this tragic car accident in Holmes County.

Fatal Car Accidents in Mississippi

Lexington, MS - Two Dead in Head-On Crash on Hwy. 17

While it may come as a surprise to many, Mississippi is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorists. In 2020, our state had the highest per capita traffic fatality rate in the country. During that year, there were 25.4 fatal crashes per 100,000 members of the population, with 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people. Overall, this translates to approximately 700 fatalities each year in Mississippi car accidents. Many of these collisions occur due to the actions of negligent or careless drivers.

Mississippi’s car accident laws are generally favorable to injured victims. The state follows the pure comparative negligence model. This means that injured victims can typically recover something unless they were completely at fault for the accident. In cases of serious injuries or death, the scenario quickly becomes complicated. If you have tragically lost a loved one in a collision, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Being the victim of a Mississippi injury crash is never easy. If you have tragically lost a family member, you are no doubt going through one of the toughest times of your life. It is important to keep in mind that you do have certain legal rights, including the right to ask for compensation on behalf of you and your family.

Here at MW Law Firm, we believe in the pursuit of justice. Our legal team is tenacious and will go to bat for you when you have been victimized as the result of another person’s carelessness. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims who have been injured on the streets and highways of Mississippi.

We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a Lexington, Mississippi car accident lawyer, please contact us using our online intake form or call (888) 541-1428.

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