Fire Chief Yates was responding to a motor vehicle accident in his privately owned vehicle when it collided with a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle. Yates’ 2001 Chevy pickup overturned and he was ejected from the truck. Chief Yates was killed from injuries sustained in the crash but the Deputy was reported to have not been injured. Investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol into the fatal incident continues.
Incident Location: Highway 492 near Evans Tabernacle Road (16S BB 9152 0317).
Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department
41 Blake RD
USNG: 16S CA 0932 7745
Hickory, Mississippi 39332
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.