August 29, 2022

Columbus, MS - Four-Vehicle Pile-Up on US-82 Leads to Death of Porter, Dodds, Unborn Child

Columbus, MS (August 29, 2022) - A collision between two motorcycles and two passenger vehicles left two people dead on Sunday, August 28th.   

Reports show that, at about 1:00 a.m., an initial collision between two vehicles prompted a chain reaction crash on US-82 in Columbus. 

A vehicle crashed into the back of a motorcycle, shoving it into the rear end of another motorcycle, which then plowed into the back of a car.  

26-year-old David Anthony Porter, a resident of Columbus, and 24-year-old Zabria Deana Dodds, later determined to be pregnant, all died in the crash.

Porter was driving the second car involved in the accident. Dodds was his passenger. 

One of the motorcyclists was taken to an area hospital in non-critical condition. 

The crash is under investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

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All states also have a limitation on the time you are given to file this kind of claim. Typically, a wrongful death suit in Mississippi has to be filed no later than three years from the day of death. 

Some cases, however, such as those involving government entities or medical malpractice, are subjected to an even smaller time frame. To ensure that you are in compliance with the numerous regulations that surround these claims, we urge you to obtain the legal guidance of a skilled attorney as quickly as possible. 

A skilled Mississippi wrongful death attorney from Germany Law Firm, PLLC will be able to help you construct a strong claim, and ensure that the responsible party is held financially accountable for the role they played in your accident. 

The persons allowed to file a wrongful death claim vary with each individual state. In Mississippi, a surviving child or surviving spouse may file a wrongful death lawsuit. A personal representative of the deceased’s estate can also file a claim and, in some situations, the siblings or parents of the deceased party.

We have a well-established track record of making sure that our injured clients obtain fair and full financial compensation that will truly cover their damages after a wrongful death. Contact a Mississippi car crash attorney at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what we are able to do for you. 

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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.

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