Marion Co, MS – Anthony Barnes Killed in Pedestrian Crash on US-98

Marion Co, MS – Anthony Barnes Killed in Pedestrian Crash on US-98

Marion Co, MS (December 1, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed on Friday, November 27, following a deadly collision in Marion County. 

Local sources revealed that the crash occurred on US-98 at around 3:53 a.m. that morning. According to initial reports, a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by 62-year-old Dimple O. Rushing of Magnolia, Mississippi was traveling eastbound on the highway at the time of the accident. At the same time, 55-year-old Anthony F. Barnes of Columbia, Mississippi was walking alongside the eastbound lane of the roadway. 

For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck Barnes. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the crash is available at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Anthony F. Barnes at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi

Marion Co, MS - Anthony Barnes Killed in Pedestrian Crash on US-98When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, there is little protecting them from the full impact of the collision. For that reason, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the country. In fact, pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash. A pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average across the country in 2017, with a total of 5,977 pedestrians dying in crashes that year. 

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. 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.