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Man sent to prison for fatal Ridgeland car accident

When a person in Corinth is killed in a fatal car crash, it can be a terrible shock to their family. What can be even more difficult to understand is when the person's death was caused by the actions of another driver. A fatal accident can be caused by a number of factors such as texting while driving, drunk driving, reckless driving and even by someone trying to evade capture from law enforcement.

A woman was driving to church in Ridgeland when she was struck by another vehicle. Apparently, she was just entering an intersection when the accident occurred. The other driver, it seems, was in the process of trying to evade law enforcement after stealing several hundreds of dollars' worth of groceries.

The man, who has over 120 convictions for various felonies, was racing at speeds up to 100 miles per hour throughout the chase. It was not stated how fast he was going when he hit the victim's car. It is also unknown whether the woman died at the scene or later on. The man was convicted for the theft and the accident and was given 40 years in prison with no chance of parole.

With the man's conviction, the family of the victim may be able to also pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against him. Taking such legal action can help a family pay for funeral costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with the accident. When someone has lost a family member through these kinds of circumstances, it may be a good idea to discuss their options with an attorney.

Source: News Channel 12, "Man gets 40 years for woman's death in car chase," March 5, 2013

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