Pa. assistant chief dies 2 weeks after being thrown from truck
Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman succumbed to injuries sustained after being ejected from the firetruck when responding to a call
Duty Death: Walter Wagaman - [Orrtanna, Pennsylvania]
By FireRescue1 Staff
ORRTANNA, Pa. — The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department announced the death of Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman after succumbing to injuries incurred from being thrown from a firetruck roughly two weeks ago.
On Aug. 2, the BVVFD responded to a vehicle crash scene, Penn Live reported. Wagaman sustained injuries when was ejected from the truck as they responded to the call and flown to a nearby trauma center.
The York County Coroner's office posted on Twitter that Wagaman was pronounced dead at 2:03 a.m. on Aug. 14.
Asst. Chief Walter Wagaman, Jr. , 46 yo (DOB 6/19/1973), of the Buchanan Valley Fire Dept. #27, Adams County, was pronounced at 2:03 a.m. at York Hospital today 8/14 . . . (2/6)— York County Coroner (@YCoCoroner) August 14, 2019
The fire department posted the news on Facebook and asked for privacy at this time, but officials state they will release additional details in the future.