Meridian, MS – Update: Jeremy Oliver & Auttumn Williams Killed in Crash on Hwy 45Mississippi Legal News
Meridian, MS (August 12, 2020) – Authorities with the Meridian Police Department have now reported on the identities of two people who were killed in a traffic collision back on Friday, August 7th. The fatal crash was reported around 3:50 p.m. on Highway 45 at Mitchum Bottom Road.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a southbound 2007 Ford F1S pickup truck collided with a westbound 2002 Ford Mustang. Two passengers in the Mustang, now identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Wade Oliver and 18-year-old Auttumn Jade Williams, both of Quitman, were ejected from the vehicle.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene where Williams was pronounced deceased. Oliver was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The operator of the Mustang suffered injuries that have been classified as moderate. The driver of the F1S pickup was uninjured in the collision.
The events that led to this incident remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Jeremy Wade Oliver and Auttumn Jade Williams at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Meridian
Data shows that collisions in Mississippi in 2016 resulted in the deaths of 690 people. The year before, there were approximately 40,200 traffic-related deaths across the country. Car accidents in Meridian are no different than those that occur anywhere else as crashes are often triggered by negligent drivers. The leading causes of life-ending accidents include actions such as impaired driving, distracted driving, and traveling at high speeds. In fact, 18% of all fatal accidents around Mississippi in 2015 involved an intoxicated or otherwise impaired driver.
In many cases, victims are forced to afford the costs of hospitalization, continued medical care, and even services such as physical therapy for years following an accident. When these costs are a result of the careless actions taken by other drivers, victims must understand that they deserve justice. There is no excuse for inattentive behavior behind the wheel and absolutely no reason why victims should pay for the actions of other people. After being involved in a severe accident, there is almost nothing more important than obtaining aggressive representation that will fight for fairness on your behalf. A capable car accident attorney will assist you with your overall recovery, as well as your right to obtain compensation.
At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, our Mississippi car accident attorneys are vigilant and dedicated as they are passionate about fighting on behalf of those who have unfairly suffered because of the actions of other people. We have a very long history of working positively for the fellow citizens of Mississippi, and we firmly believe that those who carelessly cause the injuries or deaths of other people should be held accountable for their actions. We feel that there is always a better choice than to drive while distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise engaging in a reckless or inattentive action. We believe that drivers who disregard the rules of the road must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law and we are determined to fight for you. If you have suffered because of a car accident in Mississippi, please don’t hesitate to contact a Mississippi accident attorney today at (601) 487-0555 for more information.
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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.