Oxford, MS (June 15, 2022) - A two-vehicle crash in the Oxford area left one man dead on Tuesday morning, June 14. The accident was reported on US-278 at around 8:30 a.m.
It was reported that a pickup truck was traveling behind a dump truck on the highway. The two vehicles crashed, with the pickup hitting the rear of the truck. The driver of the pickup, 28-year-old Cody Gaines, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The two occupants of the dump truck were not injured.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cody Gaines at this time.
Deadly Rear-End Accidents in Mississippi
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end accidents are the most commonly reported kind of traffic accident. Rear-end collisions account for over a third of all fatal two-vehicle collisions and nearly a quarter of all automobile accidents involving injuries. Around 2.5 million rear-end incidents occur each year.
The untimely death of a family member is a terrible tragedy. It's much worse when it's because of someone else's carelessness. Victims are usually left wondering how to go on with their life while simultaneously coping with the additional expenses that come with a catastrophic event. By pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused your loved one's death, you may be able to recover funeral and burial expenses. Because wrongful death cases are tough to prosecute, you need to choose a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer with experience.
When a loved one tragically dies in an accident, you should immediately contact an Oxford wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options and ensure that your lawyer has the appropriate experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC recognizes that no amount of money will compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also recognize how quickly costs may rise after a wrongful death.
If a loved one has just perished in a tragic accident, please call us at (601) 487-0555 to see how we may 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.