A Lubbock Firefighter and Police Officer were killed and a Firefighter remains in critical condition after they were struck by a vehicle while working a wreck this morning.
LPD and LFR responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on northbound I-27 and Drew Street. That call came in at 0819 hours. The vehicle was traveling southbound and crossed over into the northbound lanes and came to rest.
At 08:36 LFR and LPD arrived on scene and began to work the first crash. While working the crash, a second vehicle traveling southbound on I-27 crossed over into the median. This vehicle was pulling a trailer. It came to rest about 25 to 50 yards south of the first crash.
While working that northbound I-27 crash this morning under icy conditions; a southbound vehicle lost control, crossed the median and struck those two Firefighters and a Police Officer.
Transported and pronounced dead at the hospital was Fire Lieutenant David Eric Hill, age 39.
Lt. Hill began his career with LFR on August 17, 2009 and had just recently celebrated 10 years of service to the citizens of Lubbock. Eric had promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on July 6, 2019.
Firefighter Matthew Kenneth Dawson, age 30, joined LFR on June 2, 2014 and has been serving the Lubbock community for 5 years.
Police Officer Nicholas Reyna, 27, was killed as well. He served with the Lubbock Police Department for one year. Following the academy, he served on patrol during the day shift.
Firefighter Dawson remains in surgery and in critical condition at this time.
KTIYPs. Much more to follow.
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