Georgetown, MS (November 22, 2021) - Both drivers were killed following a two-vehicle collision in Georgetown on Sunday afternoon, November 21. The fatal crash was reported on MS-28 at the Pearl River Bridge around 2:43 p.m.
Local reports revealed that 52-year-old Eddie J. Whigham of Waynesboro was traveling eastbound in a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe. His vehicle reportedly collided with a 2008 Chrysler 300 driven by 74-year-old Dessie R. Mallard of Georgetown. Whigham was transported to Copiah Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Mallard suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene. No additional information on the incident has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Eddie J. Whigham and Dessie R. Mallard at this time.
Deadly Car Crashes in Mississippi
Mississippi has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, state residents are more likely to be involved in a car accident and suffer serious injuries as a result. Approximately 22% of Mississippi drivers do not wear seat belts. Car accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the state.
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. The recovery process starts by filing a wrongful death claim for due compensation. A 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. 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 team of Georgetown personal injury lawyers on your side.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Georgetown
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation, and you need to be sure that your attorney has the right experience. 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, but our firm is more than aware of how expenses can quickly pile up following a wrongful death.
If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call an auto accident lawyer in Georgetown 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.