Tragic: Firefighter Killed by Driver While Working on Wreck

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January 17, 2018Jan 17, 2018

A firefighter was killed while working on a crash Wednesday Morning. 

 

The firefighter was asked to work on a site located on US 61 north of St. Francisville at around 10:45 am on Wednesday. After being called to the crash scene, the firefighter drove to the location. According to WBRZ News, the firefighter was killed while in the line of duty after being hit by a moving vehicle. 

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshall commented on Facebook about this tragic and sudden event. 

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this dedicated firefighter, as well as to his fire service family and the community of West Feliciana Parish,” said State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, according to WBRZ.

So far, the name of the firefighter hasn't been released, but it is known that he worked for the West Feliciana Parish Fire Department. 

According to The Advocate, it was a volunteer firefighter that was hit during the incident after a car began driving through the scene of the initial crash on US 61. The original crash apparently occurred at around 9:30 am. 

So far, it isn't clear what caused the crash, and whether icy roadway conditions were in part what caused the tragedy. 

Both crashes are currently under investigation by Louisiana State Police. The identity of the volunteer firefighter will soon be released. 

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