Alcorn Co, MS – Billy Tennyson Fatally Hit by Pickup on US-45Mississippi Legal News
Alcorn Co, MS (May 18, 2021) – A Corinth man was killed after being struck by a pickup truck in Alcorn County on Saturday, May 15.
Reports from the Mississippi Highway Patrol revealed that the deadly pedestrian crash occurred on US-45 just before midnight. A Corinth man was reportedly walking along the southbound lanes of the roadway when he was hit by an oncoming pickup driven by a 79-year-old Booneville man. First responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
Despite lifesaving measures, the pedestrian was pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. The deceased party was later identified as 40-year-old Billy Tennyson Jr. No further information on the fatal accident has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Billy Tennyson Jr. at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
The risk of suffering fatal injuries is a reality for many pedestrians, and thousands of people traveling on foot are killed each year in motor vehicle accidents. Mississippi has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country, despite making up some of the lowest volumes of pedestrian traffic. Statistics reveal that walkers are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A Mississippi wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Mississippi wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.