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Mississippi: The Magnolia State, known for its music, literature, and world-class casino gambling
Mississippi is named for the Mississippi river which forms its western boundary and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The name roughly translated from Native American folklore means “Father of Waters.” The translation comes from the Chippewa words “mici zibi” meaning “great river” or “gathering in of all the waters” and the Algonquin word “Messipi”.
Mississippi was organized as a territory in 1798 and was admitted as the 20th state to join the Union on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area.
To accommodate the residents and visitors to Mississippi, the major interstate highways are in heavy usage:
Mississippi is served by nine interstate highways:
To support residents and visitors alike, the State of Mississippi provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, and traffic cameras.
The climate and landscape of Mississippi affect drivers in the region
Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate with long summers and short, mild winters. Temperatures average about 81°F in July and about 48 °F in January. Heavy snowfall is possible across the state. Yearly precipitation generally increases from north to south, with the regions closer to the Gulf being the most humid. Small amounts of snow fall in northern and central Mississippi; snow is occasional in the southern part of the state.
The late summer and fall is the seasonal period of risk for hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico, especially in the southern part of the state. As in the rest of the Deep South, thunderstorms are common in Mississippi, especially in the southern part of the state. On average, Mississippi has around 27 tornadoes annually; the northern part of the state has more tornadoes earlier in the year and the southern part a higher frequency later in the year.
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When someone is injured in an accident in Mississippi, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Mississippi
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Mississippi, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how an experienced Mississippi personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
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Most recent accident reports
CRYSTAL SPRINGS - One person is dead and another is in the hospital following a violent crash this evening.
It happened just before 6:00 on Thomas Road in Crystal Springs.
The Jackson County Sheriff says a 52-year-old Mobile, Ala. woman has died after hitting a dump truck.
A one-car crash kills one person on Highway 43 in Madison County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells us William Blackstock, 42, of Pickens died in the Wednesday afternoon crash.
Two Olive Branch police officers are considered heroes Friday morning after jumping into a lake to save a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter from their sinking van.
A teenage girl is dead and another is recovering at a Jackson hospital after a single car crash this morning on U.S. 49 in Yazoo County around 8:30 Thursday morning.
The identity of the pedestrian who was killed Saturday afternoon when she was struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 59 has been released.
The Forrest County Deputy Coroner stated that the victim was 59-year-old Carmen Corey of McLain.
A 63-year-old Saucier man was killed in an early morning accident in Harrison County. It happened around 6am in the southbound lanes of Highway 67 at Tradition Parkway.
A man struck by a vehicle on Interstate 55 in Byram on Sunday has been identified as a 51-year-old Pearl resident.
Russell Lloyd Conley was fatally injured when he was hit by a truck as he walked on I-55 around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.
"They were on the way home. They got hit from behind and he got thrown out." Linda Cook clings to her grandson's portrait while standing outside the steps of Jackson Police headquarters.
A car-carrier freight train derailed early Friday morning in Jones County.
The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. under the Highway 590 overpass, near Jones Community College in Ellisville.
A crash in Lawrence County has claimed the life of a Jayess man.
According to officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, 54-year-old David Jefferson lost control of the propane truck he was driving. The truck flipped several times, and Jefferson died on the scene.
A flight student and instructor are recovering from minor injuries they sustained when their small plane crash landed on to a building’s roof in Vicksburg on Friday.
Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong says the plane went down after experiencing engine problems.