Vicksburg, MS – Woman Dies, Man Hurt in House Fire on Clayton Dr

Vicksburg, MS – Woman Dies, Man Hurt in House Fire on Clayton Dr

Vicksburg, MS (January 13, 2022) – A house fire in Vicksburg left one woman dead and a man injured on Wednesday morning, January 12. The deadly incident took place at a residence on Clayton Drive at around 5:30 a.m. 

The Vicksburg Fire Department was notified of the crash and deployed firefighters to the scene. A woman was found inside the structure with life-threatening injuries. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased party was later identified as Opal Owens. 

A man inside the home, Gus Salley, was transported to Central Mississippi Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries. The fire was reportedly caused due to smoking in one of the bedrooms. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly fire is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Opal Owens at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly House Fires in Mississippi

Vicksburg, MS - Woman Dies, Man Hurt in House Fire on Clayton DrEvery year, approximately 354,000 residential structure fires are reported to fire departments across the United States. Fires, whether they occur in a house or another structure, can be extremely dangerous. A victim’s injuries could include smoke inhalation and third-degree burns. Structure fires kill an average of 2,620 people and injure 11,220 people every year in the United States.

Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party’s negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The victim’s death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Instead, the defendant must compensate the deceased’s family members following a fatal car accident. Only an experienced Vicksburg personal injury lawyer who has represented wrongful death victims can help you.

Vicksburg Wrongful Death Attorneys

After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, obligated to pursue a claim on your own. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and Germany Law Firm PLLC understands this. Our Vicksburg car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve following the death of a loved one.

Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a Vicksburg wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold those accountable who are responsible for a fatal accident.

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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.