Police in Jackson, Mississippi are searching for the suspect of a fatal hit and run accident. The accident happened on Wednesday night at approximately 10:35 p.m. The Jackson Police Department responded to the intersection of Michael Avalon Street and Boling Street for a two-vehicle collision. According to authorities, 37-year-old Nekeith Newsome was operating a Toyota Corolla that collided with a Ford Crown Victoria. Witnesses told authorities that the driver of the Ford exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Newsome was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and police are looking for Quentin Brown, the owner of the Ford. The cause of the accident is unknown and police are conducting an investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jackson Police Department.
Traffic laws require all drivers involved in an auto accident to remain at the scene to exchange information, and possibly give a statement to authorities if necessary. If a driver flees the scene of an accident, they are committing the crime of hit and run. Hit and run accidents typically occur when a driver is attempting to avoid criminal punishment or financial responsibility. Individuals injured in hit and run accidents may have difficulty recovering compensation for their damages making it crucial to contact an accident attorney.
The experienced St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will work to determine the identity of the driver responsible. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and have recovered over $350 million for our clients. Even if their identity is never discovered, we will fight to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your damages. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, contact us today.