Starkville, MS (June 1, 2022) - A woman and her unborn child were killed following a car accident in the Starkville area on Tuesday afternoon, May 31. The deadly accident took place on US-82 at around 3:30 p.m.
It was reported that 23-year-old Makayla Coggins of Maben was driving a Ford Expedition SUV. Coggins reportedly lost control of the crash and left the roadway before rolling over in the median. Coggins suffered fatal injuries, and her unborn child was also killed in the crash.
Four other children riding inside the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment. No further information has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Makayla Coggins and the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Mississippi
Mississippi residents have a much higher risk of being involved in a severe vehicle accident and suffering catastrophic injuries. According to statistics, over 22% of Mississippi drivers do not use seat belts when driving, and car accidents are becoming more severe. Automobile collisions are the state's biggest cause of death and severe injury.
Wrongful death cases are brought when a loved one dies as a consequence of another party's carelessness, with the purpose of compensating the remaining family members. The victim's death does not free the criminal of responsibility. Instead, in the case of a tragic accident, the offender is liable for paying the victim's relatives. You'll need the help of a personal injury lawyer who has handled wrongful death cases before.
When a loved one is killed in an accident that should never have occurred, you should contact a Starkville wrongful death lawyer straight away to explore your possibilities for compensation, and you should make sure that your attorney has the necessary expertise. The Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can really compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we are also aware of how rapidly expenditures may rise after a wrongful death.
If a family member has just died in a car accident, contact a lawyer at (601) 487-0555 to learn how we might assist you.
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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.