Woman killed after being hit by Nev. fire truck

The ladder truck struck a pedestrian, who was later identified as 63-year-old Charlene McMaster, at an intersection


By FireRescue1 Staff

RENO, Nev. — A woman was hit and killed by a Reno Fire Department ladder truck Saturday morning.

The ladder truck struck a pedestrian, who was later identified as 63-year-old Charlene McMaster, at an intersection, according to KOLOTV.com.

Reno city officials tweeted that they were "devastated by the pedestrian fatality."

Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran issued a statement following the incident, saying the department is cooperating with the investigation.

"I am deeply saddened knowing that our community has been devastated by this tragic accident," Chief Cochran said. "The Reno Fire Department, in particular, is feeling a tremendous impact and loss. No words can describe how sorry I am for those who have been affected, and I offer my heartfelt condolences."

It's unclear if the ladder truck was responding to a call at the time of the incident, according to the report. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

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