Prentiss, MS – James Sands Sr Killed in Fatal Car Crash on MS-13

Prentiss, MS (April 27, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a major highway in Prentiss on Sunday morning, April 24. 

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 6 a.m. on MS-13. Police confirmed that a 58-year-old driver from Prentiss was traveling north in a Toyota CBS when they lost control of their vehicle. The vehicle left the road, where it overturned forcefully. The vehicle sustained heavy damages as a result of the accident. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The front-seat passenger in the Toyota, identified as 66-year-old James Sands Sr., was severely injured and pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if the driver sustained injuries. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released. The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the collision. 

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

Fatal Accidents in Mississippi


Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout Mississippi each day. Though many of these accidents are minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and even fatal in nature. In 2017, it was reported that approximately 685 people were killed in fatal car accidents throughout the state of Mississippi. These accidents take on many forms but rollovers are known for being some of the most catastrophic. In just one recent year’s time, over 2% of car accidents were deemed rollovers. However, these accidents are known for being incredibly severe when they do occur. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision, you should speak with an attorney that you can rely on. 

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you and your family may wonder where you can turn. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These immense losses can leave you in a difficult position that you may not be prepared to face on your own. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should speak with a Prentiss wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

Prentiss Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these stressful times. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We are here for you in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Prentiss at (888) 484-1476 for more information on 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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