Quitman County, MS (November 8, 2023) – One individual is dead and three others were seriously hurt in a traffic collision that happened in Quitman County. Reports from authorities show the incident happened on Sunday night, November 5.
Police with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Highway 315 shortly after receiving reports at around 7:00 p.m. They say a 2004 Ford 350 was headed north on the highway when it was involved in a collision with a 1014 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu was headed south on the highway at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Byant M. Windless, 45, who lost his life in the wreck. Two passengers inside his vehicle were transported to an area medical center with moderate injuries. The Ford driver was also taken to the hospital with injuries deemed moderate.
Authorities in Quitman County continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Mississippi Traffic Collisions
Auto collisions occur in just moments in the state of Mississippi. Some of these are mere fender-benders, while others are extremely catastrophic in nature. In 2017, approximately 700 individuals lost their lives in auto collisions throughout the state of Mississippi. Thousands of others sustained injuries in these wrecks.
The only thing worse than being seriously hurt in a car crash is losing someone you love. No one ever wants to go through a situation of this nature, however, countless people are faced with similar consequences every year in Mississippi and across the United States.
Losing someone you love is never easy, and can totally uproot your entire life. You may be suffering emotionally while worrying about your finances due to extreme medical care costs, funeral bills, burial expenses, and more. Depending on the nature of your family member’s accident, you may believe it was caused by a negligent driver. If this is the case for you, a car crash lawyer/wrongful death attorney can help you financially recover when you file a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim can help prove that a negligent driver caused your loved one’s crash. When you are able to do this, you may be able to gather financial compensation that can help you pay for all of the damages that resulted from the crash that took your loved one from you. Some of these may include:
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Emotional turmoil
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
Contact a wrongful death lawyer in Quitman County if any of this sounds familiar to you. You can reach the law office of Mama Justice to talk to a skilled and trusted attorney who can help you financially recover from this difficult situation. You can reach our firm at (888) 484-1476 to learn more.
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