Jackson, MS – UPDATE: Robin Gregory Killed in Reservoir Boating AccidentMississippi Legal News
Jackson, MS (February 4, 2021) – Authorities have released the identity of the Philadelphia woman killed in a deadly boating accident in the Jackson area on Tuesday, February 2.
The fatal boating accident reportedly occurred on the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Tommy’s Trading Post. Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 9 a.m. that morning. According to local sources, a passenger on the boat, 67-year-old Robin Gregory of Philadelphia, Mississippi, suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
Local reports revealed that Gregory was riding on the boat when the driver crashed into a channel marker. The boat operator was reportedly attempting to avoid colliding with another vessel. No further updates on the deadly incident are currently available.
An ongoing investigation is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Robin Gregory at this time.
Mississippi Fatal Boating Accidents
Many Mississippi residents enjoy boating as a pastime. However, hundreds are killed annually in boating accidents across the United States. A total of 613 people lost their lives in boating accidents nationwide in 2019 alone. That year, nearly 2,559 people suffered injuries in boating accidents across the country. An estimated 546 boating accidents nationwide in 2019 were caused by negligent actions on part of the operator.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A Mississippi wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Mississippi wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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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.