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Stafford County Fire Truck Strikes, Kills Pedestrian

By Potomac Local December 28, 2013 7:50 am

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – A man was killed after he was struck by a Stafford County fire truck that was responding to an emergency call Friday night.

The name of the victim or the driver of the truck is being withheld by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesman states the man’s death is an ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed.

More in a press release:

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that this evening at 8:42 a fire truck from the Stafford County Fire & Rescue Department hit a pedestrian on Warrenton Road while responding to a call

Stafford County Deputies responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at the 500 block of Warrenton Road. The pedestrian was crossing Warrenton Road when he was struck by a fire truck that was responding to an auto accident in I-95. The preliminary investigation indicates that the male pedestrian was not using a crosswalk and was in a darkened section of the six lane road when he was struck. The driver of the fire truck tried to evade the pedestrian but was unable to and struck the male subject. The male was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The male pedestrian died at the hospital as a result of those injuries.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The identity of the pedestrian who was struck and the identity of the driver of the fire truck are not being released.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information will be made available at this time.

 

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