A Greenwood firefighter has died following a single-vehicle accident.
Xavaier Brister, 25, of Itta Bena was pronounced dead at 1:46 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Leflore County Deputy Coroner Will Gnemi said.
He was traveling in the eastbound lane of U.S. 82 about 2 miles east of Itta Bena, Gnemi said. The Dodge Charger he was driving left the road and hit a tree, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Fire Chief Marcus Banks said Brister, who had worked for the department for nearly three years, was “a valued member of the Greenwood Fire Department.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” Banks said.