Burke County firefighter killed by suspected drunk driver while clearing debris from roadway

  • Source: wbtv
  • Published: 10/09/2017 12:00 AM

A volunteer Burke County firefighter was killed after being hit by a car while trying to clear debris from a road in Morganton Sunday night. According to a spokesperson with the Triple Community Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to a tree that was blocking the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 70 East near the Drexel intersection just before midnight. A driver who was traveling eastbound on Highway 70 struck 40-year-old Jason Keith Hensley who was a firefighter with the Triple Community Fire Department, crews say.


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