Fla. FF killed after pushing wife out of the way of ice cream truck

Hialeah Fire Department Firefighter Crisanto Villa was run over by the truck after it crashed through the couple’s fence at their home


By Rachel Engel

HIALEAH, Fla. — A firefighter was killed after saving his wife from being run over by an ice cream truck.

Hialeah Fire Department Firefighter Crisanto “Chris” Villa and his wife were at their home working on a fence when an ice cream truck crashed through the fence, CBS 4 Miami reported.

Villa pushed his wife out of harm’s way but was then hit by the truck. He was taken to a local trauma center, where he later died.

“The City of Hialeah Fire Department is saddened to share that Firefighter Crisanto 'Chris' Villa has passed away,” a post on the department’s Facebook read. “Villa was a great firefighter and a devoted husband and father. He dedicated 24 years of service to the City of Hialeah Fire Department and made an impact on so many. Villa will be greatly missed by all. May he rest in peace.”

The incident is under investigation.

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