Verona, MS – Xavier Williams, Two Others Killed in Head-On Crash on MS-145Mississippi Legal News
Verona, MS (January 13, 2021) – Three people were killed after being involved in a head-on collision in Verona on Tuesday afternoon, January 12.
Local sources revealed that the deadly accident occurred on MS-145. According to initial reports, two vehicles were traveling on the highway when they collided head-on. Both drivers suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers were later identified as 33-year-old Cedric Montgomery and 23-year-old Xavier Williams, both from Tupelo, Mississippi. A passenger in one of the cars, 21-year-old Dante Elliott, of Starkville, Mississippi, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where he was later pronounced dead. No further information on the fatal crash is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly collision is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Xavier Williams, Cedric Montgomery, and Dante Elliott at this time.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Mississippi
When two vehicles collide head-on, the risk of fatal injuries is increased considerably. Even at low speeds, your chances of dying in a head-on crash are extremely high. Statistics show that head-on crashes have a fatality rate of nearly 58%. Each year, head-on collisions are only involved in less than 2% of reported car crashes nationwide. However, head-on impacts are the cause of nearly 10% of traffic fatalities.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A Mississippi wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Mississippi wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can 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.