According to Yazoo County Coroner, Ricky Shivers an early morning crash claimed the life of Rufus Anthony Wyatt, 51 of Yazoo City. At approximately 4:40 am Thursday Morning,a SUV traveling West on Highway 149 left the road hitting the end of the guard rail at Panther Creek Bridge in Yazoo County. The accident was unwitnessed. Shortly after 8:30 am, an employee of Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association was checking areas affected by the flood. He noticed the vehicle in the flood waters of the creek.
The Yazoo County Dive Team, Holly Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, The Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Pafford EMS, and the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol were dispatched to the scene.