Ark. volunteer FF dies after being hit by vehicle at crash scene

Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department Chief Wes Adams was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition before succumbing to his injuries

Duty Death: Wesley “Wes” Adams - [Sedgwick, Arkansas]

End of Service: 12/07/2021


By Leila Merrill

SEDGWICK, Ark. — A fire official with the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department died after being struck at a crash scene.

On Monday, Chief Wes Adams was working a three-vehicle crash on Highway 67 when he was hit by another vehicle, according to a Facebook post by the Black Rock Volunteer Fire Department.

Adams was in critical condition after being airlifted to a hospital in Jonesboro, Region 8 News reported. He died Tuesday as a result of his injuries. 

The incident is under investigation.

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