Saturday, July 6, 2013

Interstate 40 Fatality

District 52 -

On July 6, 2013 at 11:52 am, Pinion Pine firefighters were dispatched to Interstate 40 at the 61 mile marker westbound for a reported motor vehicle rollover which brought the response of a Chief Officer, 2 Engines and a Rescue totaling 8 personnel. Units arrived on scene to find a vehicle on its roof in the slow lane with heavy damage. Upon investigation, both occupants inside the vehicle were deceased and needed to be extricated from the vehicle. Firefighters deployed extrication tools from Rescue 525 and began operations. The extrication took approximately 1 hour to complete and traffic was  reduced to the high speed shoulder for roughly 2 hours. The cause of the accident is unknown and is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol.

Article By Lt. Ron Hood
Photos By Capt. Gail Jackson

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