MONROE COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Orlando Gates, of Aberdeen, Kentucky, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday night vehicle crash in Monroe County.

Gates, 43, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Aberdeen Wednesday night.


According to reports, Gates was operating a pickup truck on Highway 145 north of Aberdeen, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over near the National Guard Armory.

Gates was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Monroe County is a county on the northeast border of the U.S. state of Mississippi next to Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,989. Its county seat is Aberdeen – Wikipedia.