Hazlehurst, MS (July 26, 2022) - Three people sustained fatal injuries after a crash involving a commercial rig in Hazlehurst on Monday afternoon, July 25. The deadly accident occurred on MS-28 near Mercy Seat Road at around 3 p.m.
Local sources revealed that a log truck operated by 75-year-old Robert Hunter of Brookhaven was headed east on the highway. Hunter crashed into a 2018 Lexus ES350 driven by 34-year-old Akera Reese of Bogue Chitto. Both drivers suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the Lexus, 42-year-old Tiffany Coleman of Brookhaven, was also killed in the crash. No further updates have been released.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Akera Reese, Tiffany Coleman, and Robert Hunter at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Mississippi
On our roadways, there are millions of commercial trucks at any given time. Unfortunately, other drivers are seriously endangered by these enormous rigs. Only 4% of all cars registered in the country were large trucks, while 10% of all vehicles engaged in deadly accidents did. A total of 5,005 heavy trucks were involved in fatal collisions, which is an increase of 43% over the last ten years and 2% over the previous year.
Only if it can be shown that the defendant's actions were the reason for the death may the defendant be held accountable for wrongful death. It must be shown that the defendant's action caused the death of the victim. Several parties may be held accountable. It all relies on the kind of neglect that led to the death of your loved one. In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold liable the trucking business that employed the careless driver, the creator of the vehicle that produced the defective auto parts, and any third-party brokers who contracted with the firm to transport their products.
An attorney at Germany Law Firm PLLC who specializes in wrongful death cases may be able to help you investigate your options for receiving financial compensation if a member of your family is killed in an accident that was entirely due to another person's negligence. Speak with a knowledgeable attorney right now to see how we can help. If a member of your family was fatally injured in a car accident, call a Hazlehurst truck accident attorney as soon as possible at (601) 487-0555 to defend your legal claim for compensation.
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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.