Va. firefighter lost leg in crash that killed colleague

The unnamed firefighter was one of two firefighters that suffered life-threatening injuries when a tractor-trailer struck their fire truck, killing Lt. Brad Clark

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — A firefighter who was involved in the same fatal crash that killed one of his colleagues lost his leg in the incident.

CBS4 reported that the unnamed firefighter was on his first day on the job and responding to emergency calls with Lt. Brad Clark and two other colleagues during Tropical Storm Michael when a tractor-trailer crashed into their fire truck.

Lt. Clark died at the scene, and the firefighter, along with another colleague, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sources say the firefighter’s leg was amputated in order to save his life.

Community member Sue Ann McNeer, who lost her firefighter son in the line of duty nearly 19 years ago, offered words of support for the families of Lt. Clark and the injured firefighters.

"Hold onto your family, bring the ranks in close and hold each other," she said.

No further details have been released on the condition of the other firefighter. We will update you when more information becomes available.


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