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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

USFA: Mississippi Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 07.06.2013

Fire Chief Mickey Yates,47, on July 6, 2013 at 2045hrs, was responding to a motor vehicle accident in his privately owned vehicle when it collided with a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle.  Chief 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.
Our condolences to the Yates Family & Friends, the Greenfield Volunteer Fire Departmentand to all affected by Fire Chief Micky Yates' passing. 
To date, 66 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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