Collins, MS (January 24, 2022) - A Prentiss woman was killed following a two-vehicle collision in the Collins area on Thursday night, January 20. The deadly accident was reported on US-84 at around 5:30 p.m.
Initial reports revealed that 24-year-old LaDiamond King of Collins was driving a 2018 Kia Rio at the time of the crash. King crashed into a 2007 Ford Fusion driven by 28-year-old Chaniquel Hathorn of Prentiss. Hathorn suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
King was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. No further information has been provided at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Chaniquel Hathorn at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Intersection Crashes in Mississippi
Crashes at intersections are among the worst and are responsible for more than half of all severe injuries and a fourth of all deaths on the roadway. According to national statistics, red-light runners are responsible for hundreds of deaths across the country each year. Left-hand turns are responsible for almost 22% of all intersection accidents.
Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence. Just because the victim died does not absolve the at-fault party of responsibility. Instead, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family members following a fatal car accident. Only a personal injury lawyer in Collins with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can help you achieve this.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Collins
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You do not, however, have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC's team of Mississippi car accident lawyers understands that no amount of money can replace a loved one. Following the death of a loved one, our Collins car accident lawyers will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to speak with a Collins wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold the party responsible for their role in 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.