Prentiss, MS (April 29, 2022) - A passenger was killed following a single-vehicle rollover outside of Prentiss in Jefferson Davis County on Sunday evening, April 14. The deadly crash was reported on MS-13 at around 6 p.m.
Local reports indicated that a 58-year-old resident from Prentiss was headed northbound in a 2011 Toyota CBS. The vehicle then left the roadway where it struck a culvert and overturned. The front seat passenger suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased party was later identified as 66-year-old James D. Sands Sr. of Mount Olive. No additional information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of James D. Sands at this time.
Fatal Rollover Accidents in Mississippi
In the event of a rollover, the risk of serious injury is extremely high. These collisions account for a disproportionate number of fatalities on America's highways. Rollovers were responsible for nearly a third of all traffic deaths that year, despite accounting for less than 2% of all reported crashes. According to statistics, rollover crashes killed an estimated 7,600 people.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the perpetrator of blame. Instead, the defendant is responsible for compensating the victim's family in the event of a fatal accident. You'll need the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Prentiss who has experience with wrongful death cases.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Prentiss
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our Prentiss car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after a loved one is killed in a car accident.
To speak with a Prentiss wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (601) 487-0555 today. We will fight to hold those responsible for a fatal accident accountable.
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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.