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Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Columbus, Tupelo, and West Point - Mississippi's Golden Triangle, known for military, manufacturing, and tourism industries

Settled in 1817 and incorporated in 1821 on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Columbus is where flowers healed a nation following the Civil War. Columbus provided inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winner and native son Tennessee Williams. Columbus is the site of America’s first state-funded public university for women – now Mississippi University for Women, with its 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Columbus takes great pride in being the home to Columbus Air Force Base, one of the most active Air Force pilot training bases in the nation.

Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is situated in Northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546.

West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, in the Golden Triangle region of the state. The population was 11,307 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Clay County.

To get up-to-date road information for the region, go to the Mississippi DOT site

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Columbus, Tupelo, and West Point:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Columbus. Tupelo, or West Point, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in an accident in Columbus, Tupelo, or West Point, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in the region

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Mississippi grief support.

Legal information for accident victims in Columbus, Tupelo, and West Point

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Columbus, Tupelo, or West Point injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Columbus - Tupelo - West Point injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Columbus - Tupelo - West Point wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Columbus - Tupelo - West Point accident lawyer can do to help.  

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Most recent accident reports

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 78 near Myrtle at 7:30 a.m. happened when Ronnie Davis, 64, of Ecru, was heading east in a 1995 Ford when the vehicle exited the road and hit a tree.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Highway 78
Myrtle, MS
Evening storms in New Albany caused a tree to fall onto two cars as they passed each other near Highway 30. A female passenger in one of the cars died at the scene. Other passengers in both vehicles sustained injuries.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Highway 30
37-year-old Darlene Farmer was driving a pickup truck to the west on Highway 8, when she entered oncoming lane to pass another westbound vehicle, but instead collided head-on with an eastbound pickup truck driven by 
Monday, April 20, 2015
Highway 8
Type: Car Accident
The driver of the van, Ricky Bagwell, 52, was pronounced deceased at the crash site from massive head tr
Friday, April 17, 2015
Type: Car Accident
Alexis Haywood, 17, was a passenger in a car driven by Timothy Dwight Phillips, 18, who was driving on New Chapel Road at approximately 6:00pm and departed the roadway, crashing into a tree.
On Wednesday afternoon, a Chevrolet Corvette driven by Hal Veal Jr. of Tupelo crossed the center line of Cliff Gookin Boulevard, a five-lane road, around 5 p.m., colliding with a Chevrolet Camaro about a quarter-mile east of
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tupelo, MS
At about 10:15am, a car driven by a woman in which three children were passengers slid on a patch of ice on Highway 9, which then caused the car to roll several times.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Highway 9
Washington was pronounced dead by a local coroner who confirmed he died from blunt force trauma. He was apparently walking along Highway 145 when he was struck and killed by a car.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Highway 145
Cyndal Cleveland, Hickory Flat softball coach, died at the scene of a 3 car accident on Highway 371 in Ozark,
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Highway 371
Type: Car Accident
The Mississippi Highway Patrol was dispatched to Highway 6 in Pontotoc County at 10:51 p.m. in response to a head-on collision near Thaxton. It appeared that Luke C.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Highway 6
A Mantachie man has died after crashing his motorcycle late Thursday night. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Christopher D.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Highway 25