Marion Co, MS – Taylor, Megan Lee Killed in Deadly Crash on US-98Mississippi Legal News
Marion Co, MS (January 20, 2021) – Two women and an unborn child lost their lives following a deadly two-vehicle collision in Marion County on Monday night, January 18.
Local reports from the Mississippi Highway Patrol revealed that the fatal accident occurred near the intersection of US-98 and Hunt Road. A Hyundai driven by 25-year-old Taylor Lee of Tylertown, Mississippi was crossing the eastbound lanes of the highway when it was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck at around 5:20 p.m. Taylor and her passenger, 31-year-old Megan Lee of Tylertown, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Taylor Lee was reportedly ten weeks pregnant at the time of the crash. A child, the driver, and the passenger of the pickup were also injured in the collision. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Taylor and Megan Lee at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Mississippi
Deadly car crashes happen daily across Mississippi. The state has had the highest vehicle fatality rate in the country nearly every year since 1999. Hundreds are killed annually in vehicle collisions across the state. An estimated 15% of deadly crashes in Mississippi are caused by speeding drivers and nearly 30% of fatal collisions involve drunk drivers. Statistics reveal that nearly 22% of drivers in the state fail to wear seatbelts while traveling in a motor vehicle.
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.