Accident claims life of Manila agri teacher

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Longtime Manila agri teacher/FFA adviser Dale Poag died on Tuesday night, Aug. 18, from injuries sustained in a farming accident.

According to the Mississippi County Sheriff's report, the emergency call came in at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chief of Police Jackie Hill and Sgt. Delbert Carter with the Manila Police Department were the first on the scene locating Mr. Poag and his tractor on the levee east of Big Lake approximately one half mile off Highway 18.

Hill said it was apparent Poag had been run over by the tractor and hay baler.

Attempts were made to call for a helicopter but due to the weather helicopters could not fly.

Poag was transported by ambulance to Great River Hospital in Blytheville and later transported to Memphis.

Responding to the call were Manila Police officers, Mississippi County Sheriff's deputies, Dell Fire Department, Mississippi County Ambulance Service, and Pafford Ambulance Service.

View 3 comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. Please note that those who post comments on this website may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.
  • Manila has lost s great man for the town and

    the school district also.

    He was a fine teacher,an outstanding man of

    the Manila community what a sad lost for

    the Manila area.

    -- Posted by BettyParsleybyrd1949 on Sat, Aug 29, 2009, at 1:17 AM
  • it is such a tragic loss, he was a good man, and will be missed in the manila area,

    -- Posted by tom jackson on Wed, Sep 2, 2009, at 10:00 AM
  • From the Class of 1966: Rest in Peace Dale, our dear friend and classmate.

    -- Posted by DNA85 on Fri, Sep 4, 2009, at 8:59 AM
Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: