Annie Snow Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Jasper County, MS
Jasper County, MS -- July 26, 2022, Annie Snow was killed after an accident where Snow's vehicle and multiple trucks collided.
Authorities said that the accident took place at around 8:41 a.m. along Highway 15 near County Road 20 in the Montrose area.
Officials said that 63-year-old Annie Snow was in a Nissan rogue traveling on southbound lanes of the highway. While stopped behind a Freightliner waiting to turn, a Peterbilt crashed into Snow's vehicle, pushing it into the truck ahead.
Due to the collision, Snow sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Annie Snow Semi-Truck Accident in Jasper County
To put this bluntly, there are few situations where a truck crashed into stopped vehicles during daylight hours without the driver doing something seriously wrong. But assuming that means they'll be held responsible would be a mistake. I've had families call me about tragedies like this for years, and in just about every situation, the company that would be on the hook does everything in their power to shift the blame. Taking steps to be thorough and answer exactly what led to the crash is crucial in getting the full story and ensuring the right people are held accountable.
For example, I handled a situation a while back where a truck driver was clearly on his phone and caused a deadly wreck. His employer, however, claimed he didn't even own a cell phone. We sure weren't buying that, but it took us putting together a lengthy deposition to trip up the driver and essentially force him to come clean that we were able to prove it. Thanks to our deposition, we got a court order for the records, and they clearly showed the driver had been watching videos at the time of the crash.
Only after all of that did the company involved start to cooperate. Before that, it was all claims of the victim not wearing their seatbelt, not using their blinker, slamming on their brakes, and other ridiculous claims that needed a thorough investigation to counter. I wish I could say that was an unusually obstinate company, but that's far more often the norm with these situations. While I can't say exactly what happened here, I know from experience that a crash with facts like these needs to be in the hands of experienced professionals. That way, the victim's loved ones can ensure they get all the facts.