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Box Truck, Passenger Van Collide in Mississippi, Killing Eight

A head-on collision between a passenger van and a box truck left eight dead on a rural highway in Mississippi. An article on the incident—which is still under investigation—is available here.

The Crash

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an early-morning crash on Mississippi Highway 16 near Lovers Lane. The accident took place east of Scooba, near the Alabama state line.

Investigators from the office of the Kemper County Sheriff say eight people—all male employees of an agricultural company from nearby Macon, Mississippi—were killed when their passenger van collided with a commercial box truck.

The Investigation

Authorities are currently unsure which vehicle entered the wrong lane. While they are working to reconstruct the accident, they do not believe weather played a role in the crash. Rescue workers from both Kemper County and from nearby Philadelphia, Mississippi responded to the head-on collision. Both drivers are expected to recover.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims. A detailed summary of the full investigation is available here.

Facts and Figures

In 2017 alone, there were 450,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles in the United States. Of these accidents, 102,000 resulted in injuries—and 4,237 of those injuries ultimately proved fatal. An experienced attorney can give these complex accident claims the special attention they need.

We Can Help

Our legal team will examine every detail of your case—and provide the experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation you need to secure maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We’re here to work hard for you—and to make sure that your rights are fully protected. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, call the experienced Louisiana Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.


June 10th, 2019