Meridian, MS – Elizabeth “Ellie” Thrash, 23, Killed in Auto Accident on N Lakeland Dr

Meridian, MS (February 9, 2023) – A fatal auto accident caused by an intoxicated driver happened in Meridian on Wednesday evening, February 8. The crash was caused by a man identified as 32-year-old Ricardo Vargas. 

Vargas was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter due to a one-car crash he caused when he lost control of his vehicle and drove off the road. The accident occurred on North Lakeland Drive, according to reports. 

One woman inside the car at the time lost her life. She was identified as Elizabeth “Ellie” Thrash, 23. Two others were also present in the vehicle at the time, however, it is unclear whether anyone else sustained injuries. 

Authorities in Meridian continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Elizabeth Thrash. 

Mississippi Auto Accidents

 Meridian, MS - Elizabeth “Ellie” Thrash, 23, Killed in Auto Accident on N Lakeland Dr Statistical information concerning the number of auto collisions that occur in Mississippi each year shows that hundreds of thousands of accidents are reported annually. These wrecks cause injuries to over 60,000 individuals every year. In addition, over 1,000 people lose their lives due to yearly car crashes in the Magnolia State. 

In 2021, the main reasons car wrecks occurred in Mississippi were improper turning, distracted driving, and speeding. Approximately 50,000 car accidents were caused by these hazardous forms of driver negligence in 2021. Severe injuries and even fatalities can happen when drivers choose to act negligently while behind the wheel.

When you’re hurt in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, it is important for the negligent party to be held liable for their actions. You may be facing a plethora of problems following a serious car crash. Worrying about how you will pay for the costs related to your crash could be plaguing your thoughts. An attorney can help you recover financial compensation that can pay for the expenses that stem from your crash. 

If you have lost a family member in a negligently caused accident, working with a wrongful death lawyer in Meridian is in your best interest. A wrongful death attorney can help you collect financial compensation for the losses you may have suffered as a result of your family member’s accident.

Call the law office of Mama Justice to speak with a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer concerning your claim. You can reach our office at 662-262-6264 to talk to a skilled lawyer regarding your case. 

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