Yazoo City, MS (April 9, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal truck accident that took place on a highway in Yazoo City on Saturday morning, April 9.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the early morning hours on MS-3. Police confirmed that 44-year-old Van Parker was traveling south in an International tractor-trailer when the vehicle collided head-on with a GMC Sierra driven by 46-year-old Tommie Cagle III, who was traveling north. The vehicles involved in the accident sustained severe damages as a result of the accident.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Cagle was traumatically injured and pronounced dead at the scene. Parker received injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi sees more truck accidents than many other states in Mississippi. Many of these accidents lead to serious injuries but, in the blink of an eye, lives could be lost due to catastrophic truck accidents. This is due to the fact that trucks are tens of thousands of pounds heavier than most vehicles on our roads. Every year, hundreds of lives are lost due to fatal accidents in the state of Mississippi. A small percentage of these accidents involve large trucks. If you have lost someone you love in a truck crash, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is never easy to face the sudden loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a truck accident. However, this is the reality that many individuals have to face every year. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should have the assistance of a Yazoo City truck accident lawyer on your side. An attorney will be able to help you work toward the compensation you deserve so that you do not have to worry about the financial aspects on your own. You should speak with a Yazoo City wrongful death attorney immediately so that you can get started on your case.
Yazoo City Truck Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be both emotionally and financially. If you have sustained these immense losses, we will stand by your side. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
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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.