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Hanover Fire and EMS Lieutenant Killed at Vehicle Crash Call
By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT
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By photo courtesy Hanover Fire and EMS
Lt. Brad Clark, a lieutenant for Hanover Fire and EMS has died and two other firefighters were seriously injured when their fire engine was struck by a tractor trailer on Oct. 11.
By photo courtesy Virginia State Police
The tractor trailer that struck the fire engine.
By photo courtesy Officer C. Saunders
Lt. Brad Clark's body escorted by his peers.
HANOVER CO, VA - A lieutenant for Hanover Fire and EMS has died and two other firefighters were seriously injured when their fire engine was struck by a tractor trailer on Oct. 11.
According to Virginia State Police, around 9:00 p.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a fatality at southbound I-295, north of exit 38B. According to the trooper’s preliminary investigation, Hanover County Fire-EMS was on scene providing assistance with a two-vehicle crash with all of its emergency equipment activated, when a tractor trailer traveling southbound struck the engine in the rear.
Officials said the fire lieutenant died at the scene and the two other firefighters were transported to a hospital with serious injuries sustained at the scene from the crash. The driver of the tractor had to be extricated from the cab of the truck and was transported with serious injuries.
The fire lieutenant killed in the line of duty, at the scene of the crash, has been identified as Lieutenant Brad Clark from Station 6, Hanover County Fire-EMS.
Police have not said if charges will be filed.
The crash remains under investigation.
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