Lamar Co, MS – Charles Hemby and Christy Wilkes Killed in Crash Near Hess Dr

Lamar Co, MS – Charles Hemby and Christy Wilkes Killed in Crash Near Hess Dr

Lamar Co, MS (June 05, 2021) – Two people died on Friday, June 4th when two pick-up trucks collided with one another in Lamar County.

Troopers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol reported to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 11, in the area of Hess Drive.  

Reports show that Charles Hemby, a resident of Purvis, was heading southbound on U.S. Highway 11 when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, his Chevrolet pick-up truck veered into oncoming traffic. The pick-up then struck another truck driven by Christy Wilkes, also from Purvis.

Both Wilkes and Hemby were pronounced dead at the scene.

This accident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Charles Hemby, and Christy Wilkes, at this time.

Head-On Accidents in Lamar County

6.05 Lamar Co, MS - Charles Hemby and Christy Wilkes Killed in Crash Near Hess Dr

Anytime a motorist drives into oncoming traffic, the probability of a fatal head-on collision is high. These kinds of accidents are usually far more powerful than other kinds of two-car crashes. Collision data shows that these wrong-way crashes have a 60% fatality rate. Although these accidents only comprise around 2% of all yearly traffic accidents in the state, they cause about 10% of all yearly crash fatalities.  

If you or a family member has been hurt in a car crash, the Mississippi personal injury attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC are ready to fight for you. We have the ability and the experience required to secure the financial compensation that your family deserves. 

After practicing law for forty years, our, Mississippi personal injury attorneys have plenty of experience in trying every type of personal injury claim and understand what it takes to makes your case successful.

If another person’s carelessness or negligence caused your injury, then we urge you have your claim evaluated by a personal injury attorney. Call our law offices at (601) 487-0555 to schedule an appointment for a free assessment of your Mississippi car accident claim.  

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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.