Hermanville, MS (May 19, 2022) - A local resident was killed after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Hermanville on Wednesday afternoon, May 18. The crash was reported on MS-18 at around 12:20 p.m.
It was reported that 28-year-old Lakenya Shorter was headed southbound in a 2010 gold Nissan Altima on Valley of the Moon Road. The driver reportedly collided with an oncoming 2022 Windstar log truck operated by 61-year-old Jackie Magee from Brookhaven.
Shorter suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if any other parties involved suffered injuries. No further information has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lakenya Shorter at this time.
Trucking Accidents in Mississippi
In 2021, there were 1,443 reported semi-truck accidents in the state of Mississippi. , a total of 597 people died as a result of these accidents. A total of 1,580 automobiles were involved in crashes in the state, and 62 of the accidents involved large trucks and buses. These accidents are known to result in catastrophic injuries.
A family member's untimely death is a tragic event, and it is made even worse when it is caused by someone else's neglect. You may be wondering how to go on and deal with additional expenditures related to a deadly crash. These could include funeral and burial costs. You may be able to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable person in specific circumstances. Wrongful death cases are difficult to prosecute, which is why you need to choose a knowledgeable Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
After the loss of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is typically the last thing that comes to mind. Luckily you are not required to seek a wrongful death suit on your own. It is a fact that no amount of money can make up for the death of a loved one, but Germany Law Firm PLLC still thinks that it is important for those suffering from an unfair death to obtain justice. Following the death of a family member in an accident, our truck accident attorneys will fight to get you the justice you deserve.
Call (601) 487-0555 now to talk with a Hermanville wrongful death lawyer about your situation. We will strive to hold those accountable who are responsible for a deadly accident.
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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.