LODD: Texas assistant fire chief dies in vehicle rollover

Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Duncan Henderson, 65, was on his way to assist at a grass fire when his vehicle overturned


By Laura French

RINGGOLD, Texas — A volunteer assistant fire chief was killed in a vehicle rollover Tuesday night while en route to assist at a grass fire. 

Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Duncan Henderson, 65, was responding to a request for mutual aid in neighboring Nocona when he is believed to have lost control of his vehicle, according to KFDX.

Another driver came upon the overturned vehicle at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday and the Nocona Rural Fire Department and Nocona EMS responded. 

Fire and EMS officials said Henderson was found deceased at the scene, according to The Nocona News. He was driving his personal vehicle and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, officials added. Investigators believe he had left at about 9 p.m. Tuesday to respond to the station after the mutual aid request was made.   

Henderson had been a member of the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department for five years, according to a joint statement issued by the Ringgold and Nocona fire departments. 

"Duncan was a great asset to the Ringgold VFD and will be truly missed. Please join us as we pray for comfort for his family and brothers in the fire service," the statement read. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety and State Fire Marshal's Office of the Texas Department of Insurance are investigating the crash and death. 

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