On Friday morning, in the area southwest of Tucson, Arizona, a devastating car accident involving a fire truck rolling over, left one firefighter dead and two others injured.
The rollover accident took place on Federal Route 19, near milepost 22. The three firefighters involved were in a large firefighting truck that, at the time of the rollover accident, had on board self-contained field firefighting equipment.
After the crash, one of the firefighters was pronounced dead. The other two were taken to a Sells hospital for treatment. They were reportedly released some time later.
Tohono O'odham Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Michael Ford reported that the wreck occured at around 8 a.m. that morning as the fire truck's crew were headed to a wildfire site near Sells in the Baboquivari Mountains.
The crew had been on their way to help with the Montezuma Fire, which is about 90 percent contained at the present time, having burned for around 10 days in the Tohono O'Odham Nation's land.
The name of the firefighter who died has not been released to the public at this time, as officials are waiting for the family to be notified before any such release of information will be produced.
This is a sad day indeed, and as a Phoenix car accident attorney, you hate to see innocent people lose their lives as the result of a simple accident.
There is no other information regarding what exactly caused this crash, and we will update you as soon as news becomes available.
Our Phoenix wrongful death attorneys give our condolences to the family of the firefighter who was killed in this tragic accident.