Ark. firefighter dies after tumble off bridge


The Associated Press

BENTON, Ark. — A volunteer firefighter was killed early Friday morning on Interstate 30 when he fell off a bridge while working an accident near Benton, authorities said.

Benton Fire Chief Ben Blankenship said there was a crash at about 2 a.m. on westbound I-30 on a bridge over the Saline River. A member of the Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department was trying to cut a victim out of the car when he lost his footing and fell off the bridge, suffering fatal injuries, Blankenship said.

"We are just devastated over what happened," he said.

Funeral Arrangements:
Funeral:
10:00 am Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Ashby’s Funeral Home, Benton

Burial:
Mt. Harmony Cemetery (Arkansas Health Center)

Visitation:
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 from 6-8 pm
Chapel at Ashby’s Funeral Home

Memorials:
Memorials may be made to the Baker family at
Regions Bank in Benton

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