Rankin County, MS – Hattie Oneal Killed in Two-Car Accident on I-20 E near Exit 54

Rankin County, MS (August 22, 2023) – An eastern Mississippi resident lost her life in a traffic accident that occurred on Sunday night, August 20. At around 11:50 p.m., emergency responders were sent to the scene of the accident on Interstate 20 East. 

Reports from authorities show the wreck happened on I-20 East near Exit 54. A Dodge Ram operated by 36-year-old Marcal Collins was involved in a head-on crash with a Honda when it was traveling the wrong way on the highway. 

A passenger in the Honda lost her life in the collision. She was identified as Hattie Oneal, age 85, from Brooksville. The driver of the Honda suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

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

No further information has been reported. 

Mississippi Car Crashes

Rankin County, MS - Hattie Oneal Killed in Two-Car Accident on I-20 E near Exit 54

Hundreds of people are killed in fatal car crashes each year in Mississippi. In 2017, roughly 684 people were killed in fatal auto collisions in the Magnolia State. These accidents happen in several different ways, however, rollovers are some of the most devastating types of collisions that occur.

In one recent year, over 2% of reported car crashes in the US were rollover accidents. This may seem like a small amount, however, the majority of these wrecks ended in injuries and fatalities. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, working with a trusted attorney can help you to gather the financial compensation you need and deserve to help you move forward financially.

Your life may be gravely affected by the loss of someone you love. With the help of a skilled auto accident attorney, you will have your legal rights protected and your options exercised so you can get the compensation and justice you need. Not only will an attorney help you collect financial compensation, but they will also work hard to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

While you grieve the immense loss of your loved one, you may be receiving a large number of bills related to medical care and more. You should not have to worry about money at a time like this. It is crucial that you speak with a Rankin County wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Our lawyers at Mama Justice are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a car crash. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the Mississippi legal system for the first time. Nobody is ever prepared to lose somebody they love in a crash. Our attorneys will provide you with the necessary resources to successfully file a wrongful death claim. Please contact a wrongful death attorney at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.

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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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