Laurel, MS (February 3, 2022) - One person was killed and 12 reportedly injured following a two-vehicle crash outside of Laurel on Wednesday afternoon, February 2. The deadly crash took place on US-84near Holifield Road at around 3:35 p.m.
A 2008 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 27-year-old Diamondhead man was traveling north on Holifield Road. At the same time, 33-year-old Cecilia Turner of Laurel was headed west in a 2008 Infiniti G35. Both vehicles collided at the intersection.
Turner suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 2-year-old passenger in the Infiniti was seriously injured. A total of 10 other passengers in the vehicle were injured, along with the occupants of the Toyota. All were hospitalized for treatment.
An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Intersection Crashes in Mississippi
Left-hand turns are responsible for almost 22% of all intersection accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 2.5 million car accidents happen at junctions every year, amounting to more than 40% of all recorded car crashes in the United States, showing just how serious of an issue intersection safety has become.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the perpetrator of blame. Instead, following a fatal car accident, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family members. Only a Laurel personal injury lawyer with experience representing wrongful death victims can assist you.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Laurel
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our Laurel car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after a loved one is killed in a car accident.
To speak with a Laurel wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (601) 487-0555 today. We will fight to hold those responsible for a fatal accident accountable.
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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.