Miss. Fire Chief Killed in Wreck With Deputy Sheriff

The chief of the Greenfield (Miss.) Volunteer Fire Department was killed when the pickup truck he was driving enroute to a wreck in Newton County struck a sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle and overturned.

According to the television station WTOK 11, Chief Mickey Yates was ejected from his 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck when he collided with the deputy’s vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol told the television station that the crash happened on Highway 492 and the deputy did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Personal information about Yates was not immediately available as obituary and funeral service arrangements are pending with Milling Funeral Home, Union, Miss.

Firehouse.com news will provide additional information as it becomes available.