Firefighter Dies After Pickup Truck Runs Red Light And Crashes Into Fire Engine

Report reveals new details about crash that killed Memphis firefighter – WREG NewsChannel 3

Four Memphis firefighters and one citizen were taken to the hospital after a crash in South Memphis Wednesday night, where one firefighter later died from his injuries. The Memphis Fire Department identified the firefighter killed as David Pleasant.

Memphis police said a fire engine was involved in a crash with a truck at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday. Three firefighters were hospitalized, one was in critical condition.

The Memphis fire department released a statement sharing about the collision and fatalities from the accident. They expressed grief over the loss of life and promised to keep the local community updated.

A truck driver ran a light-weight and hit the motive force’s aspect of a hearth engine. The fire engine was en route to a fire that needed emergency assistance. The crash prevented the firefighters from responding to the incident and cost one of the firefighters their life.

An eyewitness told police she noticed the pickup truck traveling at an excessive charge of pace before slamming into the firetruck. The witness also stated all drivers should stop immediately for emergency vehicles to clear a path.

Officers stated the motive force who caused the crash also had a suspended driver’s license.

David Pleasant, a firefighter with the Memphis Division of Fire Services, lost his lifedrivign his truck on duty. He leaves behind two daughters.

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