Truck driver charged in accident that killed a Hanover firefighter

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by Brandon Jarvis

On Thursday at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a fatality at southbound I-295, north of exit 38B. 

The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that Hanover Fire Engine and EMS was on scene providing assistance with a two-vehicle crash with all of its emergency equipment activated, when a tractor trailer traveling southbound struck the engine in the rear.
Unfortunately, a total of four Fire/EMS personnel were injured in the crash with one of them succumbing to their injuries at the scene.  One was transported for life-threatening injuries and the remaining two for serious injuries.  The driver of the tractor had to be extricated from the cab of the truck and was transported for treatment of serious injuries.

The firefighter killed in the line of duty, at the scene of the crash, was Lieutenant Brad Clark from Station 6, Hanover County Fire-EMS.

The driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control. Additional charges are possible

This crash is still in its preliminary stages of the investigation with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team.
VDOT, Hanover Sheriff’s Office, Henrico P.D. and Fire/EMS are assisting at the scene.

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