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Meridian, Mississippi - 

Meridian is the sixth largest city in Mississippi, and is the county seat of Lauderdale County

Almost entirely destroyed during the Civil War, Meridian was rebuilt between 1890 and 1930 in a boom known as "The Golden Age." This legacy still stands, leaving the city with nine registered historic districts. Attractions include the restored Highland Park Dentzel Carousel, dating back to 1909 and still offering rides for just fifty cents each, and the Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater, featuring a massive 778 pipe organ that is one of only two still in existence. The area is served by two military facilities, Naval Air Station Meridian and Key Field, which provide over 4,000 jobs. Healthcare, retail, and manufacturing industries are important to the region's economy.

To get up-to-date road information, go to the Mississippi DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in the Meridian region, go to the National Weather Service site

The major roadways of Meridian include:

Interstate Highways

Interstate 20 Runs west through Jackson, Mississippi, eventually terminating near Kent, Texas, and east through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, eventually terminating in Florence, South Carolina.
Interstate 59 Joins with I-20 in the city and runs north through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, ending in Wildwood, Georgia. It also runs south through Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and on to Slidell, Louisiana.

U.S. Highways

U.S. Highway 11 Runs parallel to Interstate 59 south to New Orleans, Louisiana, and north all the way to the Canada–US border.
U.S. Highway 45 Transnational route which runs north through Columbus, Mississippi, to the US-Canada border and south through Quitman, Mississippi, to Mobile, Alabama, and the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. Highway 80 Runs west through Jackson, Mississippi, to Dallas, Texas, and east through Demopolis, Alabama, all the way to Tybee Island, Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean.

State Highways

Mississippi Highway 19 Runs north to West, Mississippi, and south to the Mississippi-Alabama border, where it continues as Alabama State Route 10.
Mississippi Highway 39 Begins in Meridian and runs north to Shuqualak, Mississippi.
Mississippi Highway 145 Formerly US 45, but now only exists as an alternate route in several cities.
Mississippi Highway 493 Begins in Meridian and runs north to Lynville, Mississippi.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Meridian:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Meridian, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Meridian accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Meridian

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 Meridian grief support.

Legal information for accident victims in Meridian

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 Meridian injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian accident lawyer can do to help.  

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Most recent accident reports

At least 38 students and a bus driver were taken to hospitals after four buses crashed in Neshoba County Monday afternoon.  The accident occured near a kindergarten building around 3:23 p.m. The injuries are not believed to be serious.
Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Matthew L. Sciple was traveling on Highway 39 at about 8 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and it flipped.
A car containing four people was heading south on Highway 513 on Saturday morning, when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree.
Date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Roadway: 
Highway 513
It was about 5:20pm when Johnson was driving on Highway 21 North and he departed the roadway, causing his car to roll and come to rest on the passenger's side. Johnson did not survive the crash.
Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Around midday, the driver of an SUV traveling on I-20 lost control and struck an embankment, which caused the vehicle to roll over multiple times.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Roadway: 
I-20