Desoto Parish, LA – Joseph W. Powell Killed in I-49 Crash near MM 185
Desoto Parish, LA (April 22, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Tuesday evening claimed one person’s life. At approximately 5 p.m., on April 20, emergency crews were called to the site of a collision on Interstate 49.
Reports from authorities show that a Ford F-150, driven by 70-year-old Joseph W. Powell, was traveling north on Interstate 49 when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck near mile marker 185.
Powell sustained fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph W. Powell. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Tens of thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Louisiana each year. These accidents force victims into area hospitals where they often undergo extensive medical treatment. Numerous victims have to go through long-term treatment, like therapy, rehabilitation, and more. Although we like to believe that victims are able to fully recover from their injuries that is not always the case. In fact, thousands of people are left with permanently disabling conditions from their injuries. More than 600 people end up losing their lives in traffic-related collisions.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave surviving relatives to deal with the overwhelming consequences. Not only are families forced to deal with the mental and emotional pain and suffering of losing a loved one, but they often face overwhelming financial burdens from funeral costs, burial expenses, and the loss of income. Although we can take proactive steps to ensure others sharing the roads with us are safe, there is no guarantee that other motorists will take our well-being into consideration. As a result, many people end up injured or lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. When victims are fatally injured in accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, their family should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. Families may have an array of legal options available to help them recover.
Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in accidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of holding wrongdoers accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our car accident attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.
Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.
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