Yazoo City, MS (December 6, 2021) - A local man was killed and two other people were injured in a car crash in Yazoo City on Friday night, December 3. The deadly accident occurred on MS-3 near McGaw Road at around 10:43 p.m.
Local authorities reported that 40-year-old Roderick T. Williams of Yazoo City was traveling north in a 2012 Toyota Camry. Williams reportedly crashed head-on with a southbound 2017 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 52-year-old Roderick K. Baker, also from Yazoo City.
Williams sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Baker and two passengers in the pickup truck were transported to UMMC for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Roderick Williams at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Mississippi
In the event of a head-on collision, there is a significant risk of death. These are some of the deadliest car accidents possible on the road. The death rate in head-on collisions can reach 58%, and despite accounting for only 2% of all reported car accidents, these crashes are responsible for more than 10% of all roadway fatalities each year. Distracted or inattentive drivers who stray into opposing lanes of traffic cause the majority of head-on collisions.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence, it's natural for surviving family members to seek justice. The process of recovery begins with the filing of a just compensation wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit could help them get the money they need to cover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, mental anguish, and other costs associated with the fatal accident. With strict statutes of limitations and rules about who can file wrongful death claims, having a qualified team of Yazoo City personal injury attorneys on your side is beneficial.
Truck Accident Lawyers in Yazoo City
When a loved one is killed in an accident that should never have happened, you should immediately contact a Yazoo City wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options, and you should make sure that your lawyer has the necessary experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also understand how quickly costs can add up after a wrongful death.
If a family member has recently died in a car accident, contact a Yazoo City car accident lawyer 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.