New Mexico Firefighter Backed Over by Apparatus

Volunteer firefighter killed while working at crash scene

Bill Carey
21 July 2021

SIERRA COUNTY, New Mexico – A volunteer firefighter was killed Tuesday afternoon while working at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 south of Truth or Consequences.

The New Mexico State Police say that Caballo Volunteer Firefighter Janet Tracy was on the scene of a crash at 12:20 p.m. on I-25 near mile marker 63 providing aid to a patient.

At some point during the incident, fire apparatus was repositioned. The driver did not see Firefighter Tracy and backed over her.

Tracy, 59, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The state police stated that the apparatus did not have a backup camera and that the incident is under investigation.


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Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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