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Mississippi wrongful death: 1 killed in recent crash

Investigators for the Mississippi Highway Patrol are in the process of looking into the cause of a fatal accident that occurred in Madison County near the end of March. One woman is said to have died in the event. In an effort to recoup their losses, this individual's surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim in civil court, if doing so is deemed appropriate.

It was recently reported that, around 2 a.m. on March 23, the victim -- a 52-year-old woman -- was operating her SUV eastbound on Highway 16 when her vehicle was struck from behind. The force of impact sent the victim's vehicle off of the roadway and into a tree. Sadly, this individual died at the scene of the crash.

The driver who hit the victim's car is a 23-year-old male. He was transported to an area hospital to be tested for impairment. Toxicology reports have yet to be released in this case. Investigators have failed to indicate if any charges are pending against this individual.

Sadly, events like this one are all too common in the state of Mississippi. Losing a loved one in such a senseless way can cause a family to suffer in a number of ways. If it is determined that the driver responsible for this accident was negligent in his actions contributing to the victim's death, her surviving family members may be able to achieve compensation for any recoverable losses that they have experienced. Legal counsel can offer guidance on this matter and help the victim's loved ones in pursuing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

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