Walls firefighter dies in crash

A Walls firefighter died in a two-vehicle crash in Southaven around 6 p.m. Monday, according to Southaven authorities and DeSoto County Interim Coroner Josh Pounders who later confirmed the death.

Southaven Police Capt. Mark Little said Steven Charles Heath, 38, of Horn Lake, who had attained the rank of captain as a firefighter for the Walls Fire Department, died in the collision of the motorcycle and small passenger car, which occurred about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Goodman Road at Tchulahoma Road.

Heath, driver of the motorcycle, was said to have died instantly from his injuries in the collision.

This case is still under investigation by the Southaven Police Department's Traffic Division, according to Little, adding charges may be made once lab results and the investigation is completed. 

No one else was injured in the crash.

Robert Lee Long is Community Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at rlong@desototimestribune.com or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252

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