Holly Springs, MS – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on US-78Mississippi Legal News
Holly Springs, MS (December 31, 2019) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol and other Marshall County officials responded to the scene of a fatal tractor-trailer accident on US-78.
The accident took place around 2 p.m. this afternoon. MHP claims that 31-year-old Matthew Zent was driving a Toyota Prius headed east when it suddenly collided with a Kenworth tractor-trailer also traveling in that direction.
Zent was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 44-year-old Ryan Thomas, who was allegedly not injured.
Police continue to investigate the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
Because commercial trucks are so large, the accidents they are involved in tend to be more catastrophic than other accidents. Tractor-trailers can weigh about 80,000 pounds, which means that they are prone to causing serious damages. When a loved one has lost their life in an accident, family members are sometimes left on their own. They should always speak with a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.
Seeking the help of legal counsel is imperative after an accident that has taken your loved one’s life. Our attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC want to make sure that you receive full financial compensation for a wide array of losses. If you have lost somebody in an accident that was not their fault, please contact our law firm in Mississippi for more information at (601) 487-0555.
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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.