NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The firefighters and first responders who helped the family of a Newport News man who died while cutting his grass were honored Thursday morning.
Arnold Coates died last week in his front yard on Red Oak Circle. Newport News Police say they were chasing a 17-year-old girl in a SUV when she hit and killed Coates.
Firefighters who responded to the scene finished mowing the Coates’ lawn.
The department was presented with a plaque Thursday morning.