Jackson Parish, LA (March 17, 2023) – Authorities in Jackson Parish confirmed that 29-year-old Katelyn Granger and a 7-year-old girl have both died following a bus crash on Wednesday evening.
At around 4:00 p.m. on March 8, the Louisiana State Police responded to provide help at the scene of an automobile accident that occurred on Highway 167.
Reports from authorities show that a bus and a Honda CRV collided on the highway near the intersection of Firetower Road, just south of Jonesboro.
Authorities responded to the scene and worked to remove the two damaged vehicles from the roadway.
The driver of the SUV, identified as Granger, was fatally injured. A seven-year-old child also suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Details surrounding any additional injuries are unknown at this time.
The incident remains under investigation by Troop F with the Louisiana State police.
Our condolences are with the families of Katelyn Granger and the child who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Each year, nearly 1000 people lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents in the state of Louisiana. In most instances, innocent victims die due to the negligent and reckless actions of other motorists.
Experts who study car accidents across the state concluded that various driver errors continue to contribute to the high number of accidents that take place in our state. Leading factors in motor vehicle accidents across our state include:
- Distracted driving: Drivers who are distracted continue to be one of the most common factors cited in automobile accidents across the state. Some of the most common distractions include cell phone use, eating and drinking, changing the radio, and staring at objects outside of the vehicle.
- Impaired driving: When drivers are under the influence of intoxicants, such as alcohol or drugs, they are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. These drivers may experience problems distinguishing the colors of signs and traffic lights, and they may not be able to stay inside their lane of travel.
- Speeding: Traveling higher than the posted speed limit can result in drivers losing control of their vehicles and crashing into others.
When victims lose their lives as a result of these and other acts of negligence, families are able to take legal action. In most cases, families file wrongful death claims against those who are responsible, so they can get the financial resources they need for funeral arrangements and a variety of other expenses. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Jackson Parish can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.
If you have recently lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, please give our team at Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law a call today. Our skilled legal advocates will help you explore all possible legal avenues and build the strongest case possible on your behalf so that you get the financial compensation needed for funeral arrangements and burial expenses. Contact our Louisiana wrongful death lawyers today at 318-625-6262 to schedule a free consultation to see how our team can help your family get justice.
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