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Officials: Fire truck failed to yield in crash that killed 10-year-old

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the results of an investigation into the cause of an April 3 accident involving a fire truck that killed a 10-year-old boy.

Upon the investigation, authorities have determined that the Lake Harbor fire truck involved in the crash on Highway 43 did not yield the right of way to the Ford Escape in which the family was traveling.

Ten-year-old Higuillermo Perez Montero died on impact. Four-month-old, Jacqueline Perez Montero, is the only family member remaining in the hospital. She is in critical condition according to hospital public relations rep Ruth Cummings.

The mother, father and a third child were initially hospitalized.

MHP Corporal Eric Henry said the driver of the fire truck, 67-year-old Walter McGee of Brandon, was stable, but complaining of pain. There was also a passenger in the fire truck and that person was also complaining of pain.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is the leading agency in the investigation. 

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