Clarke Co, MS – Russell Hendrix Killed in Tire Failure Accident on I-59Mississippi Legal News
Clarke Co, MS (May 3, 2021) – A Georgia truck driver was killed after his big rig fell off a Clarke County highway due to a tire failure on Friday, April 30.
Initial reports indicated that the deadly incident occurred on Interstate 59 NB. An 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on the highway when it experienced a tire failure. This resulted in the truck crashing into an embankment along MS-18 and catching fire.
The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were on-site. The truck driver was killed instantly in the accident. The deceased victim was later identified as 55-year-old Russell Hendrix of Chatsworth, Georgia.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Russell Hendrix at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Mississippi
Truck drivers often have to be on the roads for many hours at a time. There are strict regulations for truck drivers, but many are pushed to work longer than they should in order to meet tight deadlines. These rigs have to be properly maintained or they are at risk of malfunctioning, causing catastrophic accidents. There are more than 500,000 trucking accidents reported annually in the United States, contributing to thousands of fatalities.
Mississippi wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly Mississippi 18-wheeler crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
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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.