Vaughan, MS – Jaytria Griffins Killed in Head-On Crash at MS-16 & Berryville Rd

Vaughan, MS (May 12, 2023) – One person was killed following a two-vehicle collision in the Vaughan area on Tuesday morning, May 9. 

The deadly collision took place at the intersection of MS-16 and Berryville Road in Yazoo County at around 6 a.m. Local reports revealed that 21-year-old Jaytria Griffins was driving a 2008 BMW westbound when he collided with an eastbound 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Griffins suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No other injuries were reported in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is underway.  

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jatyra Griffins at this time.

Deadly Head-On Crashes in Mississippi

Vaughan, MS - Jaytria Griffins Killed in Head-On Crash at MS-16 & Berryville RdMississippi has consistently ranked the most dangerous state in which to drive. There were 685 fatal car accidents reported in the state last year, meaning that the state had the highest traffic fatality rate in the nation at 22.9 deaths per 100,000 residents. Just over 10% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2020 involved head-on collisions. Over the course of the year, these collisions are thought to have resulted in 3,631 fatalities and thousands more injuries.

Mississippi, like other states, permits bereaved family members to file a wrongful death claim when a loved one passed away as a result of another person’s negligence. Typically, your loved one passes away as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, but you can also file a wrongful death claim if your loved one was intentionally killed. It is important for you to be informed of the many nuances of Mississippi’s wrongful death law. Your attorney will make sure that the at-fault party is held responsible for their role in the accident.

The team of lawyers at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, can handle your wrongful death claim if a family member was killed in a vehicle accident. We have a successful record in pursuing wrongful death lawsuits in Mississippi, and you may rely on us to aid in your recovery. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting families of crash victims in securing monetary recompense after a fatal traffic accident. To ensure that you can make a financial recovery and that the at-fault party is brought to justice, we are here to help you at every stage of the process. Call our offices at (662) 262-6264 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Vaughan wrongful death accident attorney.

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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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