McHenry, MS – Kyla Watkins Loses Life After Crash on Hwy 49 near Sunflower Rd

McHenry, MS (December 6, 2023) – Police in Stone County report that a second victim has lost their life after a fatal traffic accident in Stone County. Reports show that 18-year-old Kyla Watkins lost her life due to the extent of her injuries. Watkins, the operator of the vehicle, was airlifted from the scene. The collision took place just before 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5 on Highway 49 between Sunflower and Hershel Road. At this time, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is working to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Mississippi Traffic Collisions

There are several places in Mississippi where traffic is extremely busy, creating several risks for pedestrians. Traveling by foot is a cost-effective, convenient way to get around; however, when a driver acts negligently and ends up causing an accident, your entire life and well-being could be put at risk.

Stone County, MS - Kyla Watkins Loses Life After Crash on Hwy 49 near Sunflower Rd

Several pedestrians suffer serious injuries or even lose their lives in auto accidents each year in Mississippi and throughout the United States. In 2018, auto accident reports concerning crashes in the US showed that 13% of deadly collisions in Mississippi involved pedestrians. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives yearly due to these wrecks. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to talk to a trusted lawyer who can help you recover.

It can be extremely difficult to face the aftermath of a severe pedestrian crash. This is especially true if you have sustained the loss of a loved one. If you have suffered losses like these, you will likely be left with a long list of questions. As you are grieving the loss of someone you love, you may wonder how you will be able to cover the costs related to your loved one’s crash. You should never have to deal with these stressful aspects entirely on your own. You must seek the help of a Stone County wrongful death attorney at this time. 

Our attorneys at Mama Justice are here to help you and your family after a fatal crash has taken someone you love from you. Our lawyers will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects after a fatal accident. These include some of the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering

You have options after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Vancleave at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can assist you. 

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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle.  The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.


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