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Macon Co., AL – Larry Johnson, Santoyas Jackson Killed in US-80 Crash

Macon Co., AL (October 25, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that two people died as a result of a fatal truck crash on Monday in Macon County.

The accident was reported just prior to 7:30 p.m. on October 23.

According to ALEA, a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling on Interstate 80 when it collided head-on with a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA near mile marker 18. The two vehicles were severely damaged in the crash, requiring them to be towed from the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles incurred fatal injuries. The victims, 33-year-old Santoyas D. Jackson of Columbus, Georgia, and 56-year-old Larry R. Johnson of Hurtsboro, Alabama, were both pronounced dead at the scene by ALEA.

The incident is actively being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the families of Santoyas D. Jackson and Larry R. Johnson at this time.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Fatal car accidents in Alabama claim the lives of hundreds of individuals each year, leaving families devastated and unsure of what to do. If you've tragically lost a loved one, it is imperative to consider the available legal options, and the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Macon County is vital during this challenging time.

In Alabama, the right to initiate a wrongful death claim primarily rests with the personal representative of the deceased's estate. After the date of the fatal accident, the claimant has a period of up to two years to take legal action.

Should a wrongful death claim result in a damages award, these funds are typically distributed among the heirs of the estate. These heirs often include individuals who would have been entitled to inherit from the deceased in the absence of a will. This can include the surviving spouse, children, parents, and other parties.

To ensure that you have the best opportunity to protect your legal rights and seek maximum compensation after losing a loved one, it is important to take legal action immediately. By seeking assistance from our experienced legal team without delay, you can benefit from the guidance and support needed to navigate the legal process so that you are able to get justice and maximize your recovery.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey LLP, we are committed to helping individuals who have suffered from accidental damages obtain the compensation they deserve. With a talented team of experienced attorneys by your side, we will explore every avenue to ensure that you receive justice and financial assistance to move forward after such hardships. Our priority is providing top-notch legal representation and support during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation at 205-349-2009, and let us help you on your journey towards recovery.

Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.

Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.


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