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1 person dead, 3 firefighters injured in W.Va. fire engine crash

South Charleston firefighters were injured when their fire engine was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle



By Bill Carey

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One person is dead and three firefighters have been injured in a crash involving a South Charleston fire truck.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office stated that a 46-year-old man was killed in the crash at Childress Road and the Childress Road access off of Corridor G. Deputies say he was the driver of the passenger vehicle and died at the hospital, WOWK reported.

Three firefighters were injured and transported to the hospital. Two of the injured were treated and later released. The third firefighter is hospitalized in stable but critical condition.

South Charleston Fire Chief Virgil White said one of the firefighters had been extricated from the fire engine.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.