One firefighter died at the scene and three others were transported to an area hospital. Please keep all involved in this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.
From Hanover County Fire-EMS Department:
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at approximately 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.
The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that Hanover Fire and 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.
Unfortunately, a total of three Fire-EMS personnel were injured in the crash with one of them succumbing to their injuries at the scene. Two were transported 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 for treatment with serious injuries.
The firefighter killed in the line of duty, at the scene of the crash, was Lieutenant Brad Clark from Station 6, Hanover County Fire and EMS.
Please join Hanover County Fire-EMS as we mourn the death of Lieutenant Brad Clark and keep his family and fellow firefighters in your thoughts and prayers.