Firefighter killed while at crash scene on Virginia highway

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say one firefighter has been killed and several others have been injured while providing help at a highway crash.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hanover County firefighter Lt. Brad Clark died Thursday night and three other firefighters were seriously injured. The surviving firefighters were taken to a hospital.

State police say the fire crew was responding to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 near Richmond when their firetruck was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. Police say the firetruck’s emergency equipment was activated. The driver of the tractor-trailer was rescued from his vehicle and taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened as Tropical Storm Michael swept through the area with heavy rain, winds and tornadoes. State police said early Friday that charges are pending.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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