An Abbott (Texas) Firefighter was struck and killed in the Line of Duty while fire apparatus was backing along I-35 around 2000 hours last night. The Firefighter was backed into by a fire truck near mile marker 359, That Firefighter was treated by West EMS then transported to Baylor Scott and White in Waco where he was later pronounced dead. The investigation is active and ongoing.
This shocking news occurs the morning of the 10th Anniversary memorial service of the West, Texas explosion which killed members of the West and Abbott departments.
Furthermore, as you will recall, West Firefighter Eddie Hykel was struck and killed in the Line of Duty in March when a semi lost control and the scene of a previous crash on I-35 near mile marker 354.
Much more to follow. KTIYP’s. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.