Byram, MS – Raven Coffey Killed in Hit-&-Run at I-55 & Mendell Davis DrMississippi Legal News
Byram, MS (September 15, 2020) – A 23-year-old woman was reportedly killed after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Byram area on Sunday, September 13.
According to reports from the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Interstate 55 and Mendell Davis Drive. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were called to the site of the crash after being notified of a body lying on the road.
According to local sources, 23-year-old Raven Coffey was walking on the roadway when she was struck by a motor vehicle. At the time of the accident, Coffey was reportedly experiencing vehicle issues and had pulled over on the highway to seek help.
The driver who fatally struck Coffey fled the scene. At this time, no information on the identity or type of vehicle involved in the crash has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Raven Coffey at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Mississippi
Leaving the scene of a crash is a crime in the state of Mississippi, but despite this fact, the rate of deadly hit-and-run collisions has risen dramatically in recent years. Somewhere across the country, a hit-and-run happens every 43 seconds. There were 2,049 reported hit-and-run fatalities reported in 2016, the highest figure on record. There were 737,100 hit-and-runs reported nationwide in 2015, and the majority of hit-and-run deaths involve pedestrians or cyclists.
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.