6 Va. firefighters injured in rollover during training

The Associated Press via The Virginian-Pilot

PEARISBURG, Va. — Virginia State Police said six Pearisburg volunteer firefighters have been injured in a truck accident during training.

Sgt. Michael Conroy said the truck went off the road in Pearisburg, struck a tree and rolled over an embankment about 8 a.m. Sunday. Conroy said the driver was cited for not wearing a seatbelt and failing to maintain a vehicle.

Conroy said the driver and five passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment. He declined to comment on their injuries.

The Roanoke Times reported four of the firefighters were treated and released. The condition of the other two was not available.

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