Puckett, MS (May 07, 2022) - One person was killed during a two-vehicle collision on Highway 13 in Rankin County on Friday, May 6th.
The accident took place at about 1:30 p.m. just outside of Puckett.
A spokesman from the Mississippi Highway Patrol stated that a southbound 2006 Nissan Armada driven by 21-year-old Jaden K. Gibson, a resident of Mendenhall, collided with a northbound utility truck operated by 49-year-old Roger Fortenberry, a resident of Meridian,
Gibson sustained fatal injuries during the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene by responders.
Fortenberry’s condition is not known at this time.
A deputy with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office said that one of the vehicles went on fire.
The circumstances surrounding this fatal accident are currently being investigated by police.
There was a temporary road closure due to the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jayden K. Gibson, at this time.
Head-On Accidents in Mississippi
A head-on crash, also called a frontal collision, is a type of auto accident where motor vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide front-end to front-end. In many instances, the foremost cause of a head-on accident is one of the involved motorists driving on the wrong side of the roadway. Other causes of frontal crashes vary from mechanical issues with the car to drivers who are under the influence.
Although every kind of auto accident is capable of inflicting serious injuries, and in many cases, death, complied data shows that head-on accidents are quite dangerous. The Institute for Highway Safety reported that, in 2017, the occupants of vehicles involved in frontal crashes had an overall fatality rate of almost 60%.
After nearly forty years of practicing law in the state of Mississippi, our skilled, Mississippi personal injury lawyers in Puckett have ample experience in handling claims for every kind of motor vehicle accident and understand exactly what has to be done to win a successful judgment in your personal injury case.
The attorneys at our firm have worked diligently to acquire and retain their excellent performance histories, outstanding win/loss percentages, prominent reputations, and thorough understanding of the personal injury laws here in Mississippi.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury during an auto accident, the Puckett car crash injury lawyers at Germany Law Firm, PLLC will stand by your side and advocate relentlessly on your behalf. We have the skill and experience you want in a lawyer. We are prepared to help you secure the financial recovery to which Mississippi law entitles you and your family, and make sure that your head-on collision does not turn into economic hardship or bankruptcy.
If you sustained damages caused by the negligence of another driver, then we strongly urge you to allow a respected personal injury lawyer to evaluate your claim. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Mississippi at (601) 487-0555 to schedule an appointment.
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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.