Hamilton, MS – Stephen Dale Pruitt Killed in Crash on US-45Mississippi Legal News
Hamilton, MS (February 1, 2021) – A male passenger was killed following a fatal single-vehicle accident in the Hamilton area on Thursday, January 28.
Local sources revealed that the deadly accident occurred on US-45. At around 7:12 p.m. that evening, a 2017 Ford Fusion containing two occupants was traveling southbound on the highway when the driver lost control. The vehicle overturned into a nearby embankment.
The passenger of the Ford, identified as 63-year-old Stephen Dale Pruitt, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The driver was uninjured. Pruitt was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene due to internal injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is being managed by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Stephen Dale Pruitt at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Mississippi
Fatal car accidents happen daily across Mississippi. The state has continually had the highest vehicle fatality rate in the country, making it one of the deadliest states to drive a motor vehicle. Hundreds are killed annually in car crashes across the state. Speeding is a factor in roughly 15% of fatal car accidents reported in the state each year. An estimated 22% of drivers in the state do not wear a seatbelt while driving in a motor vehicle, increasing their risk of suffering catastrophic injuries.
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 car 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.