Tate County, MS – Carl E. Mahan Killed, One Hurt in Wreck on Hwy 4 near Gravel Springs Rd

Tate County, MS (February 23, 2024) – One individual lost their life, and another sustained injuries after a traffic accident in Tate County on Tuesday morning, February 20.

At around 7:00 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene located on Highway 4. Police say a Jeep Cherokee was headed east on the highway when it was involved in a collision with a Nissan Sentra headed north on Gravel Springs Road. The Sentra was trying to turn left onto the highway before the crash. A passenger present in the Nissan at the time of the accident, identified as Carl E. Mahan, 61, of Senatobia, was pronounced deceased on-site by medical professionals. The driver, a 30-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital with injuries deemed moderate. Police are still investigating the details of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased individual. Our thoughts are with the injured victim as we hope for his full recovery.

Mississippi Auto Accidents

Traffic accidents have become a serious and problematic issue in the United States and throughout the state of Mississippi. In the US, they are one of the top ten leading causes of death and injury among Americans. In fact, individuals aged 15-20 most often lose their lives due to auto accidents. Unfortunately, the majority of car crashes in the United States today happen due to the negligent actions of drivers.

Tate County, MS - Carl E. Mahan Killed, One Hurt in Wreck on Hwy 4 near Gravel Springs Rd

Driver negligence has been around since vehicles were invented, however, today, it is more prevalent and dangerous than ever. On average, over 94% of reported auto accidents in the United States happen because of it, according to the NHTSA. Driver distraction, intoxication, speeding, and fatigue are the top types of driver negligence displayed among American drivers today.

In worst-case scenarios, negligent drivers cause accidents that end up being fatal. The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways. Having the help of a car accident attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you and your family will afford the bills that keep piling up. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal crash on your own. You must speak with a Tate County wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

Our attorneys at Mama Justice, are here for you after you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. 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 resources that you need to be successful in your 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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