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1 dead, 4 injured in 6-car truck accident

The identities of several individuals who were involved in a six-car accident that occurred on June 19 in Mississippi have been released. The wreck resulted in the death of one person and left four others injured.

The crash took place on June 18 at about 4 p.m. in Mount Olive. A vehicle was stopped on southbound U.S. 49 at the MS 35 intersection. A semi-truck failed to stop and rear-ended the vehicle. This caused a chain reaction collision that ultimately involved six cars. One of the individuals in the stopped vehicle was identified as a 65-year-old woman. She died as a result of the injuries she suffered. Her 73-year-old husband was also injured in the crash.

The couple's 33-year-old daughter was also involved in the accident though she was in another vehicle. The other two individuals who were injured were identified as a 48-year-old woman and her 63-year-old husband. The injuries they suffered were described as moderate. The driver of the semi-truck reportedly did not suffer any injuries.

Semi truck accidents can cause catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries to occupants of other vehicles in part due to the sheer size and weight of big rigs. If the truck driver was operating the semi in a negligent or reckless way or the vehicle was not properly maintained, causing it to crash, the truck driver and the company that hired the driver could potentially be held responsible for the damage that resulted. Victims of these types of accidents may want to meet with a personal injury lawyer in order to learn more about how to seek compensation for their losses.

Source: WDAM, "Identities released in fatal six-vehicle accident in Mt. Olive", Melissa Egan, June 16, 2017

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