By Bill Carey
25 April 2023
Updated 23 April
TAZEWELL, Tenn. – A Tennessee firefighter has died after being involved in a apparatus crash while responding to a call on Monday.
WATE and WVLT report that firefighters were responding to a call when the apparatus left the roadway, went down an embankment and overturned. Each state that the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary investigation found that the driver, Roy Sewell Jr., ran off the right side of the road.
The investigation also found that Sewell, Jr. was wearing his seat belt.
WBIR reported that the fire engine was responding to set up a landing zone for a LIFESTSAR helicopter.
Photograph courtesy of WBIR/YouTube.
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