Tunica County, MS – David Bailey Barbour, Elizabeth Ann Russom Killed in DUI Crash on Casino Strip Blvd near Fitzgerald Blvd

Tunica County, MS (December 2, 2023) – A man from Memphis is in jail after a DUI accident in Tunica County left two individuals deceased, according to police. The fatal accident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24. Reports show the incident took place on Casino Strip Boulevard near Fitzgerald Boulevard. The two victims who lost their lives were identified as Elizabeth Ann Russom, 67, and David Bailey Barbour, 63. Russom, of Myrtle, lost her life on the way to the hospital, according to information provided by police. Barbour, a resident of Byhalia, lost his life at the scene of the accident. 

The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Dwayne Bowens, a 45-year-old Memphis resident, suffered minor injuries and was charged in connection with the crash, including two counts of aggravated DUI, causing death. Police in Tunica County are still investigating. 

We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the deceased individuals.

Mississippi Traffic Accidents

Car crashes have become a serious problem across the country, and in the state of Mississippi. Tens of thousands of individuals suffer injuries due to car crashes in the Magnolia State each year. Unfortunately, a lot of people get behind the wheel of their vehicle thinking they will be able to safely make it from point A to point B while they are distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or traveling at unsafe speeds. However, this is never, ever the case, and usually results in severe injuries or even fatalities for the driver of other people involved. Car accidents take place under several different circumstances, including:

Tunica County, MS - David Bailey Barbour, Elizabeth Ann Russom Killed in DUI Crash on Casino Strip Blvd near Fitzgerald Blvd
  • Drugged driving
  • Intoxicated (drunk) driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Careless driving
  • Traveling at speeds above or below the speed limit
  • Falling asleep at the wheel

If your life has been altered in a negative way due to the actions of a negligent driver, it is vital to talk to a lawyer who can help you through these trying times.

Facing the aftermath of a traffic collision can be a scary time. Especially if you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash caused by negligence, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you can only answer with the help of a Tunica County wrongful death attorney. Having a skilled litigation team in your corner can help protect your legal rights and exercise your options so you can get the maximum compensation available to you and your family.

Our attorneys at Mama Justice are here to help you and your loved ones financially recover after you have lost someone you love in a serious crash. Our team has handled countless cases over the years and will work around the clock to make sure you are able to gather full and fair compensation for the losses and damages you may be facing at this time. We are here for you in your time of need. Please call our firm as soon as you can 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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