Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Special Deputy Bill Yanich was killed in an automobile accident while patrolling State Road 10 just west of Lake Village.
He was riding in a squad car driven by a deputy sheriff when it was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle whose 22-year-old driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Special Deputy Yanich was survived by his wife, three daughters, two brothers and mother.
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