Vicksburg, MS (March 17, 2022) – One person was killed and others were injured in a head-on collision that took place in Vicksburg on Thursday afternoon, March 17.
According to Vicksburg Police, the accident happened on MS-27. Mississippi Highway Patrol officials confirmed that the accident happened when 30-year-old John-Taylor Burton’s vehicle was traveling south when it collided head-on into a Toyota Tacoma being driven by 28-year-old Justin Gilliland. Police are not sure why one of the vehicles crossed into the other lane of traffic, leading to the damaging collision.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside the Honda, who has since been identified as 30-year-old Kiley Goulette, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Both Burton and Gilliland were taken to local hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. Their current conditions are not yet known.
Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in all lanes for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kiley Goulette at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
The loss of a loved one is a reality that far too many families face each year in Mississippi. Mississippi actually has one of the highest rates of fatalities on its roads every year. In just 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 685 people were killed in fatal car accidents due to the recklessness of others. It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one taken prematurely in a fatal accident. If you have sustained these losses, you should be prepared to speak with a Vicksburg wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one can turn your life upside-down within seconds. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of a Vicksburg car accident attorney on your side. An attorney will be able to help you prove that many elements were present in your accident so that you can move forward with a claim:
- The driver owed your loved one a duty of care
- The driver breached this duty of care
- The breach in duty led to the accident
- The accident led to fatal results and damages to a family
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should have the immediate help of a Vicksburg wrongful death attorney on your side.
Vicksburg Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our skilled attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice have diligently assisted families who have lost loved ones in accidents over the years. No amount of money can bring back a loved one. However, financial compensation can lessen your stress and help you back on your feet in other ways. Our attorneys are here to help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Vicksburg at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist you.
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