Fire truck crash kills Ala. firefighter en route to fire
Jantzen Murrell Frazier, 28, was returning to the scene of a fire when the truck he was driving flipped and slammed into a power pole
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — A volunteer firefighter died Thursday after a fire truck rolled and crashed while en route to a fire call.
WHNT.com reported that firefighter Jantzen Murrell Frazier, 28, with Oden Ridge Fire Rescue, was returning to the scene of a fire when the tanker/pumper he was driving flipped and slammed into a power pole.
Firefighter Frazier, a retired U.S. Army Ranger/Sniper, was a fairly new member of the department, according to the report. He was deployed to Iraq twice, where he received five Purple Hearts for injuries received in combat, according to the Fort Hood Sentinel.
No one was home when the fire started, according to the report.
Additional units and man power were requested to the fire, which was approximately a half-mile from the accident, according to the report.
Firefighter Frazier’s classmates, who recently had their ten-year class reunion, have re-purposed their reunion page as a memorial fund for his wife and four young daughters, according to the report. Click here to visit the memorial fund page.