Perkinston, MS – Shawn Douroux Killed in Fatal Truck Accident on MS-43

Perkinston, MS (April 27, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal truck accident that took place in Perkinston on Tuesday afternoon, April 26. 

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened on MS-43 around 4:15 p.m. Police confirmed that 44-year-old Shawn Douroux was traveling north in a GMC pickup truck when his vehicle was involved in a forceful collision with a dump truck. The dump truck was being driven by a Western Star employee, 55-year-old Charles Freeman. The pickup truck was severely damaged as a result of the accident. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Douroux was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. It is not known if Freeman sustained injuries. 

Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it is available. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi


Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads. Mississippi is no stranger to these horrific accidents. In fact, more fatal truck accidents happen in Mississippi every year than in many other states in the U.S. Mississippi has approximately 2.1% of the large truck accidents that happen in the country. This puts them in the top 20 states for the highest truck accident percentages. Losing a loved one in a truck accident can take you by surprise and leave your family in a complex and challenging position. If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal truck accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident can impact your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should have the skilled help of a Perkinston truck accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident, you should speak with a Perkinston wrongful death attorney immediately. 

Perkinston Truck Accident Attorneys

Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here for you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a truck accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a liable party responsible for the harm that they have caused your family. Losing someone close to you can leave you in a difficult position that you are not prepared for. We will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Perkinston at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help 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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