As you will recall, there was a fatal crash involving a fire department tanker in Mississippi that killed a 10-year-old boy (Higuillermo Perez Mentreo) on April 3, 2016.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is now stating that the fire apparatus driver failed to yield the right of way-the apparatus was not responding, but was out doing training.
The patrol discovered that the Ford Escape was going South on Highway 43 and the Lake Harbor Fire Department tanker was traveling east on Carter Store Road. The fire apparatus was trying to cross the southbound lanes on Highway 43 when the tanker hit the SUV in the southbound lane-and failed to yield the right of way of the Ford Escape.
At last check 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. The two firefighters in the tanker were also injured.
On the day of the crash, the driver of the fire apparatus, 67-year-old Walter McGee was stable, but complaining of pain. There was also another Firefighter who was also complaining of pain.
No charges have been filed, but the Rankin County District Attorney is still investigation is continuing.