Brandon, MS – Update: Matthew Von Weghorst Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Burnham RdMississippi Legal News
Brandon, MS (February 1, 2022) – Authorities have revealed that a motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident in Brandon on Monday evening, January 31.
It was later reported that 49-year-old Matthew Von Weghorst was killed in the crash. Weghorst was riding a motorcycle on Burnham Road behind a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Lorenzo Marcell Sutton of Brandon. At around 9 p.m., Sutton traveled into the northbound lanes and crashed head-on with a Lincoln MKX.
The vehicle spun out, and Weghorst was ejected from his motorcycle. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sutton is currently facing charges related to driving under the influence.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew Von Weghorst at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Mississippi
Getting on a motorcycle for the first time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Residents of Mississippi enjoy this pastime. In the event of an accident, motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injury. Despite a national decline in traffic fatalities, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents continues to rise year after year. Almost 80% of motorcycle accidents result in the rider’s serious injury or death.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party’s negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the perpetrator of blame. Instead, following a fatal car accident, the defendant must compensate the deceaseds’ family members. Only a Brandon personal injury lawyer with extensive experience assisting wrongful death victims can assist you.
Brandon Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC’s Mississippi car accident lawyers understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. Our Brandon car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after a loved one is killed in a car accident.
To speak with a Brandon wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (601) 487-0555 today. We will fight to hold those who are responsible for a fatal accident accountable.
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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.