• May 25, 2017

4 Killed in Gautier, MS, 18-wheeler Accident on I-10

Gautier, MS -- May 24, 2017, four people were killed as the result of an accident where multiple vehicles, including 18-wheelers, crashed on I-10.

The Mississippi State Police and other emergency crews rushed out to the scene of the accident in the morning hours of Wednsday. Authorities say the crash happened along westbound lanes of I-10 just west of the Pascagoula River bridge.

Preliminary reports have released few details concerning the accident. They say that four vehicles, including two 18-wheelers, somehow collided with each other in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

Four occupants inside a single vehicle, a Ford Explorer, all died in the crash. Authorities did not say if any additional injuries occurred.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time. No further information has been released.

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With so few details surrounding the accident, it's impossible for me to say what might have happened here. What I do know, however, is that an accident like this is just too chaotic and too serious to depend solely upon police investigations. An accident like this one--multiple fatalities, multiple commercial vehicles--needs to be investigated by an independent industry professional.

To put it frankly, police investigations are often sub-par when an accident is as complex as this one. Most departments just don't have the experience, time, or resources needed to thoroughly sift through the details causing this accident. For those affected by this accident, the only way to ensure all facts are being considered is to have the evidence looked at by someone whose sole purpose is to investigate these kinds of accidents.

An experienced professional will have the tools necessary for detecting subtle and easily-overlooked details that can contribute to such chaotic accidents. Doing so will give victims and their tangible evidence to work with. If they have a legitimate claim against whoever caused the accident, that evidence will be crucial in getting the justice they deserve. If they don't have a claim, then they can at least know they have the full story and not an incomplete summary of what happened. Regardless of the outcome, the best way forward is with all of the fact; that journey begins with a thorough independent investigation.

--Grossman Law Offices


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