LODD: NM firefighter killed in apparatus backing incident
Caballo Volunteer Firefighter Janet Tracy, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene
Duty Death: Janet Tracy - [Caballo, New Mexico]
End of Service: 07/20/2021
Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State Police say a volunteer firefighter was helping a person injured in a crash Wednesday morning when another volunteer firefighter backed over her in a fire truck along Interstate 25 near Truth or Consequences.
State Police spokesman Ray Wilson said 59-year-old Janet Tracy, a volunteer firefighter from Caballo, was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not say if the 52-year-old man who ran her over, also a Caballo volunteer firefighter, will face any charges.
"This incident is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police," Wilson said.
He said State Police were investigating a crash on I-25, south of Truth or Consequences, around 11:30 a.m. when the incident occurred.
"During the investigation officers were alerted to a firefighter on that scene who had been struck by a fire truck," Wilson said.
He said Tracy was at the scene "providing aid and support" to someone involved in the crash when, around 12:20 p.m., another Caballo Volunteer Firefighter repositioning the fire truck.
"The driver did not see firefighter Tracy and backed over her," Wilson said. "... The fire apparatus was not equipped with a backup camera."
He said State Police are not releasing the identity of the firefighter who ran Tracy over.
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