Pine Belt, MS (April 12, 2022) - A Waynesboro man was killed following a two-car crash in Pine Belt on Monday night, April 11. The accident was reported on US-84.
It was reported that 34-year-old Saauntel L. Odon of Waynesboro was headed eastbound on the highway in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Odon crashed head-on with an oncoming 2021 Dodge Ram driven by 21-year-old Matthew K. Brewer from Richton. Odon suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No additional information on the deadly accident has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Head-On Crashes in Mississippi
In the event of a head-on collision, there is a significant risk of death. These are just a few of the most fatal car accidents that can happen on the road. Although head-on collisions account for only 2% of all reported car accidents, they have a death rate of up to 58% and account for more than 10% of all annual road fatalities. Distracted or inattentive drivers who stray into opposing lanes of traffic cause the majority of head-on collisions.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Instead, in the event of a fatal accident, the defendant is responsible for compensating the victim's family. You'll need the help of a Pine Belt personal injury lawyer who has experience representing wrongful death victims.
Pine Belt Wrongful Death Lawyers
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, obligated to pursue a claim on your own. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and Germany Law Firm PLLC understands this. After a loved one is killed in a car accident, our Pine Belt car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a Pine Belt wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold those accountable who are responsible for a fatal accident.
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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.