Issaquena Co, MS – William Kelly Killed in Car Accident on US-61

Issaquena Co, MS – William Kelly Killed in Car Accident on US-61

Issaquena Co, MS (May 15, 2021) – On Friday, May 14th, troopers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a fatal single-car crash in Issaquena County.

The accident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. when a Dodge Caravan that was heading northbound on US-61 in the area of Park Valley left the roadway and rolled, throwing two occupants from the vehicle and leaving the third trapped inside.

The trapped occupant, identified as Joe Rushing Jr., was extricated by emergency responders and transported via ambulance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Another occupant sustained non-critical injuries and was taken to Merit Health Hospital in Vicksburg.

The third occupant, 57-year-old William Kelly, a resident of Vicksburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, William Kelly, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Fatalities in Issaquena County

5.15 Issaquena Co, MS - William Kelly Killed in Single-Car Accident on US-61

According to Mississippi law, the family of passengers who are killed during motor vehicle accidents may be entitled to financial compensation. It is important that surviving family members hire an attorney who knows the most effective ways to successfully solicit all appropriate and available sources of economic recovery. 

The surviving family members of a deceased passenger are allowed to bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle. According to Mississippi driving law, a vehicle’s passenger cannot be held liable for the negligence that brought about the accident. For example. if the driver is acting recklessly by making phone calls or watching Tik Tok while their passenger is asleep, and the driver’s carelessness causes an accident, the passenger’s family is likely entitled to bring a claim and seek financial compensation against the driver.

In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident. 

When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Mississippi car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record of helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. 

Contact our offices today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Mississippi car crash attorneys can do for you. 

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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.