Attorney Precious Martin Killed in ATV Accident - - Jackson, MS

Investigation continues into the death of attorney Precious Martin

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ridgeland Police continue their investigation into the death of Jackson attorney Precious Martin. Martin was killed while riding an ATV Sunday evening, in his Ridgeland neighborhood. His son was also injured in the wreck.

The accident occurred on Bridgeview Circle, just yards from the Bridgewater subdivision clubhouse. Orange markings outline where 4 wheeler left the road, hit the curb, and then flipped.

Martin's 10 year old son who was also onboard, was hospitalized and underwent surgery. He's listed in good condition.

"It's a huge loss for the community, it's completely out of the blue," said attorney and Jackson City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. "Precious is someone who constantly has been there to fight for people and be a supporter of Jackson, so to have him pass away so suddenly has been a complete shock."

Priester says he's known Martin since he was a teen. He says his tireless work ethic, dedication to family and church, and to justice made him one of the best attorney's in the state.

"He was most proud of his family," added Priester. "He was amazingly proud of Precious Martin and associates. The goal is to let people know we are going to keep his work going."

Martin leaves behind his wife Crystal, and four children.

He's was a native of Edwards, graduated from Raymond High School, Tougaloo, then Ole Miss with a law degree in 1997.

"He was someone with a great sense of humor," said Priester. "He always had a laugh and a joke but he was always personable. He always wanted to think about what is the concern of the little guy. That's why he made his firm, always fighting for the common man."

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