A new member of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department was killed in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Grant County Saturday night.

A new member of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department was killed in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Grant County Saturday night.

Heath E. Misho, 34, of Pine Bluff, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Michael Walton at 10:30 p.m.

A preliminary report from Grant County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Palmer said Misho was southbound on Grant County Road 29 negotiating a curve when the vehicle crossed left of center, left the roadway and struck a tree head-on. The vehicle then partially overturned and came to rest in a ditch on its right side.

Misho was partially ejected, Palmer said.

Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Harold Clark said Misho had recently been hired by the department and was attending rookie school at the Arkansas Fire Academy at Camden.

“Out thoughts and prayers are for his family and we’re going to do everything we can to support them at this time,” Clark said. “We also want to thank all the citizens who have called and offered their sympathy for the loss.”

The preliminary report indicated that the accident was reported at 9:39 p.m., the weather was clear, and the roadway dry at the time.

Lt. Ernest Jones notified the Pine Bluff City Council of Misho’s death at Monday’s meeting.

“He joined the department in January of this year, and he leaves to mourn three children and a fiance. I would just ask that you join in with us as we pray and lift up his family, and pray for our department as well,” Jones said.

Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Robinson’s chapel with Bryan Torres, and Elbert Harris, fire department chaplain, officiating.