Charleston: Speed, wet road contributed to fatal fire truck crash, report concludes

  • Source: WVMetroNews
  • Published: 09/09/2019 10:53 AM

Speed and a wet road led to a fire truck crash that killed two and injured three Kanawha County volunteer firefighters, according to a final investigative report. The report, dated August 23, was compiled by the Fire Fighter Fatality and Investigation Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The incident involved members of the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department, Rescue 111, which was on the way to a call March 24, 2018, on the West Virginia Turnpike. The driver, Fire Chief Tim Walker , lost control of the large pumper truck on a wet road. According to the investigative report, the truck fishtailed and struck a rock outcropping along Paint Creek Road in eastern Kanawha County.


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