Recent news reports have stated that Billy Butler 73 of Bay Springs died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler that occurred on Tuesday Nov. 30 in Jasper County Mississippi. The fatal accident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 528 west of Bay Springs and involved a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler. Butler was the driver of the pickup truck. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
18-wheeler accidents can cause immense damage and truck drivers are often all too aware of that fact. Since the details of this particular accident were not available at the time of the news report there could have been any number of causes for such an accident from defective brakes to a shifting load in the trailer to another car not even mentioned in the report that may have swerved and started a chain of disastrous events. In such instances an outside investigation may prove beneficial so that the liable parties for this fatal accident can be identified and held accountable for their role in the incident.