Terrible news out of Mississippi. A child is dead after an apparatus vs SUV crash this afternoon involving a fire truck on Mississippi 43 in Rankin County, near Jackson.
Initial reports are that a Lake Harbor Fire Department tanker collided with a Ford Escape in or near an intersection sometime before 1445 hours. Two firefighters were in the tanker truck, and a mother, father and their three children were in the vehicle.
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 as were two Firefighters who had NLT injuries.
The father, Hernan Perez, 27, is in stable condition. The mother, Mireya Montreo, 33, is in critical condition. Herman Perez Montreo, 4, and Jacqueline Perez Montero, 4 months, were both airlifted to UMMC and are in critical condition.
Facts on exactly what happened are not out yet. Our hearts go out to all affected. KTIYP’s.