Starkville, MS – Preston Payne Killed in Crash on Hwy 82

Starkville, MS (December 22, 2023) – A fatal traffic accident happened in Starkville on the morning of Thursday, December 21. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Highway 82, according to information provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Reports show that an eastbound vehicle and truck collided. Why the crash happened is still being investigated by police in Starkville at this time. 

The person who lost their life in the collision was identified as 22-year-old Preston Payne of Mathiston. 

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

Mississippi Auto Collisions

Car crashes can be totally overwhelming for everyone who experiences them. Yearly, tens of thousands of people suffer injuries in auto collisions throughout the state of Mississippi. These incidents happen in mere seconds on busy roads, however, they can impact the lives of victims forever. Most auto collisions occur due to the actions of drivers who act negligently while operating their vehicles. Some of the most common forms of negligence seen among drivers in Mississippi and the United States include:

Starkville, MS - Preston Payne Killed in Crash on Hwy 82
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving

Often, if you wish to collect financial compensation for any losses or damages you suffered due to your crash, you must be able to prove that it was not your fault, or, partially the fault of another person. Even if you partially caused your crash, you may still be eligible to gather a percentage of the compensation available to you. For example, if you were found to be 30% at fault for the accident, you may still be eligible to collect 70% of the available financial compensation.

If you think that another driver is responsible for your accident, a car crash attorney can help you file a personal injury claim so you can get the justice you deserve. An attorney will keep your best interests in mind as they help you navigate the often complicated path of filing a personal injury claim.

You may be able to collect compensation for a long list of damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. This is especially true if you have suffered severe injuries, such as:

  • Neck/back/spinal cord injuries
  • Skull fractures/Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs

If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, wrongful death attorney in Starkville can help you file a claim. You can collect compensation for the damages previously listed, as well as funeral/burial costs, crematory expenses, and more.

Contact the law office of Mama Justice at your earliest convenience by dialing (888) 484-1476 for the help you deserve. 

At Mama Justice, we have worked for over thirty years to help injured crash victims and their family members recover. We are well aware of the difficulties that follow suffering injuries in a collision that was not your fault. Please contact a car accident attorney from our firm to determine your legal rights and 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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