Nettleton, MS – Child Killed in Fiery Car Wreck at US-45 & Martin Luther King AveMississippi Legal News
Nettleton, MS (April 7, 2021) – A 6-year-old child lost their life following a two-car collision in the Nettleton area on Tuesday, April 6.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene at around 3 p.m. that afternoon. The fatal crash occurred at the corner of US-45 and Martin Luther King Avenue. Two vehicles reportedly collided at the scene, causing at least one vehicle to catch fire.
A child from Shannon sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead by responding paramedics. It is unknown if anyone else involved was injured. No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Car Crashes in Mississippi
An auto accident can completely change a life in a matter of seconds. Many Mississippi residents have been personally impacted by the aftermath of a deadly collision. The state is one of the deadliest in the country to drive a vehicle and has had the highest vehicle fatality rate nationwide consistently since 1999. An estimated 22% of Mississippi drivers fail to wear a seatbelt while traveling in a motor vehicle, greatly increasing the risk of fatal injuries in the event of a crash.
Mississippi wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly Mississippi car crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
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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.