Monday, June 20, 2022

ATV Driver Killed

 The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement. 

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 8:06 PM, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 469 near Townsend Drive in Rankin County.


A 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 18-year-old Christopher Moore of Florence, MS, traveled south on Highway 469 when it collided with an ATV driven by 30-year-old Justin Taylor of Mendenhall, MS, traveling south on Highway 469. Justin Taylor received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Kingfish note: The deceased was a Flowood firefighter.  What was he doing driving a four-wheeler on a state highway?  



Anonymous said...

The spot where that street intersects 469 is in the middle of a blind curve. Every time you turn out onto 469 from Townsend Drive, you risk a collision.

Anonymous said...

I've seen ATV's on city streets, county roads, and state highways. I see them all the time on 4-lane Highway 25 between Carthage and Louisville. I love an ATV as much as anyone, but they have no business being on a state Highway. I almost collided with one about 2 weeks ago in Gluckstadt. The ATV driver was driving like a maniac on a busy road. I was going home from work.

Anonymous said...

When I first read it I thought it was the 18 year old who got killed, which would be more understandable.

What in the world is a 30 year old man doing driving an ATV on a highway?

Anonymous said...

Texting teen?

Anonymous said...

But if he was on a bicycle we’d be hearing a bunch of “share the road” nonsense

Anonymous said...

Ever since they invented ATVs, I have never heard of a death or serious injury associated with riding one, except when two or more of the basic safety rules were being broken. This is just another case in point.

Anonymous said...

One would think a firefighter would know better.

Anonymous said...

In my area we have well paved and maintained wide sidewalks and I don't know what's worse...the amount of ATVs and Golf carts that do use them, or the amount of bike riders that refuse to utilize them and instead use the streets while failing to adhere to traffic laws.

Anonymous said...

Came upon not one but two ATVs, without lights, in the dark at about the same time on Hwy 471, near 43, at the same time last night. Same time. Same county. Not along the road. ON the road at 20 mph for a mile.

One driven by a woman with a child on back. Totally oblivious of all the cars coming up their back at 55 mph (the speed limit), not able to see them. Totally oblivious that the oncoming traffic had a 55mph passing lane access and can't see them.

But Rankin, the Rez, MHP, no one, especially not the HOAs, ever enforces or brings this up. In years past, both RezPD and RCSO would take the kids to their parents over this. No mas.

Anonymous said...

If whatever you are driving or riding does not have a tag stay off the road. It is illegal or should be.

Anonymous said...

I'll just say this plainly and succinctly. Four wheelers are death machines on the road or off the road whatever age the participants are.

Anonymous said...

I recently had a delta friend lose a son at a deer camp on one of these death traps. When they came out, they were 3 wheelers. These proved to be death traps, so they added another front wheel. The results haven’t improved much.

Anonymous said...

"I'll just say this plainly and succinctly. Four wheelers are death machines on the road or off the road whatever age the participants are.

June 20, 2022 at 12:55 PM"

You can say it all you want to but it's still not true.

Retired Air Ambulance Pilot/EMT said...

The original 3-wheelers were the death traps in hill country.

Anonymous said...

Does ANY LE agency enforce laws anymore? I see video after video of things like this, and many have officers just standing by and looking. The more of this stuff you allow, the more of it you're going to get!

Anonymous said...

I can assure if the RCSO had seen the ATV rider on 469 then they would’ve been pulled over. That location is just outside of Florence city limits. No local PD would be on patrol duty past the Steen’s Creek bridge.

County Cletus said...

Poor kid will have to live this the rest of his life. All because someone failed to follow laws.

Anonymous said...

The guy had his family on the ATV with him. Two kids scrapes and bruises, one broke a femur.

Terrible loss, but why would he put himself and his children in such danger?

Anonymous said...

Easy clutching the pearls, guys. It could have as well been a tagged motorcycle and the result would have been the same. Actually, it probably could have been a small car and been the same. We don’t know enough to draw conclusions, but I wouldnt be shocked if a cellphone is at the root of it.

Anonymous said...

6:55PM, would not even come out to look. A year or so ago I called the RCSO to report two people inside of a neighbor's house stealing things. When the police finally got there both people had left, one did wait around for an hour but finally walked home. He live a block away. When the police finally got there the officer was drunk. He kept asking me how they got into my house. He couldn't understand I was telling him it was the house across the street. He finally drove off and I called the RCSO again and asked for a sober officer. They sent the same drunk one back. They got the name from of one thief from a neighbor who had told the thief to go into the house and get something for him. I had the tag number of the other one who had driven off.
No one was arrested and the cop finally said he couldn't arrest them anyway.

Anonymous said...

A true statement. They aren't engineered for road. Or, exceeding weight limits. Lots of serious injuries and deaths. Please advise others.

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