Mississippi State Patrol: Fire truck failed to yield in fatal wreck

  • Source: the clarion-ledger
  • Published: 04/12/2016 12:00 AM

Accident reconstructionists have released the results of an investigation into the cause of an April 3 accident involving a fire truck. Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Eric Henry said in a release Monday that the Lake Harbor fire truck involved in an accident that killed a 10-year-old boy and sent the other four members of his family to the hospital, most in critical condition, did not yield the right of way to the Ford Escape in which the family was traveling. The accident occurred on Mississippi 43 and Carter Store Road. Officials said the fire truck was traveling east and attempting to cross over the southbound lanes when the vehicles collided in the southbound lane. Witnesses at the scene said firefighters told them they were doing training in the tanker truck that day. Higuillermo Perez, 10, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two children and both parents were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The last information obtained by The Clarion-Ledger was that the father, Herman Perez, 27, was in stable condition. The mother, Mireya Montero, 33, was in critical condition. Herman Perez Montero, 4, and Jacqueline Perez Montero, 4 months, were both airlifted to UMMC and were in critical condition.


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