Ripley, MS (June 27, 2022) - A local man died as the result of a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Ripley on Wednesday, June 22. The fatal accident was reported on MS-4 at around 3:17 p.m.
It was reported that 61-year-old David Barnes of Ripley was headed westbound in a 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Barnes crashed into an eastbound 2011 Volvo semi-truck operated by 51-year-old James Sanders of Guntown. Barnes suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead.
No additional information has been provided. An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of David Barnes at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Mississippi
The amount of damage that heavy trucks might wreak in the case of an accident causes many Mississippi drivers to be reluctant to follow them on the state's highways. In the US, commercial vehicles carry the vast majority of the freight. Due to their size, passengers in smaller vehicles are more vulnerable. The United States reports about 500,000 semi-truck collisions annually, with thousands of fatalities.
A tragic occurrence is when a family member passes away suddenly. When it's due to someone else's negligence, it's far worse. Victims frequently ask how to move on with their lives while also managing the additional costs associated with a traumatic experience. You might be able to recoup funeral and burial costs by bringing a wrongful death case against the individual who killed your loved one. You should select an experienced Mississippi wrongful death attorney because the prosecution in wrongful death cases can be challenging.
To discuss your legal options and make sure your lawyer has the necessary knowledge, you should call a Ripley truck accident attorney as soon as a loved one is killed in a car accident. The Germany Law Firm PLLC is aware that no sum of money can ever fully make up for the loss of a loved one, but we also understand how rapidly costs may increase in the wake of a wrongful death.
Please call us at (601) 487-0555 if a loved one has recently passed away in a tragic accident 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.