Columbus, MS (July 31, 2022) - An early morning crash involving two cars turned into a homicide investigation on Friday, July 29th in east Columbus.
The collision took place at about 5:45 a.m. on Shannon Avenue in the area of Lehmberg Road when one vehicle overturned after striking another.
Upon their arrival, first responders extricated 55-year-old Willie Jennings from his vehicle only to discover a gunshot wound.
He was transported to a local hospital for immediate care but passed away just a short while later.
Investigators from the Columbus Police Department have ordered an autopsy and are trying to work out where, how, and by whom Jennings was shot.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Willie Jennings, at this time.
Wrongful Death Claims in Mississippi
There are no words that can neatly sum up what it feels like to lose someone you love due to another person’s ill will or dereliction of duty. The first and most advantageous step you can take towards moving forward from this devastating event is to hire an experienced Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
When one person dies as a result of the actions of another, a wrongful death suit is often an appropriate response. By proving that your family member would still be alive had it not been for the negligent or deliberate, unlawful actions of the defendant, you most likely have a valid wrongful death claim.
A Mississippi wrongful death claim can help you close the deceased’s estate. It also allows you to seek compensation from the person responsible for their death. The person who files the claim will act as the liaison on behalf of the victim and the rest of their family.
The forms of recovery you are ultimately awarded and what the total amount will be will hinge mainly on the circumstances of the accident. The surest way to calculate the value of a wrongful death case is to speak with an experienced lawyer.
Contact a Mississippi wrongful death attorney from Germany Law Firm, PLLC by calling (601) 487-0555 to discuss your potential claim 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.