Firefighter killed after responding to I-39 wreck


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Originally Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 9:01 am
Last Updated: March 06, 2013, 3:21 pm
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HUDSON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a central Illinois firefighter was killed and five of his colleagues injured when a tractor-trailer hit three emergency vehicles.

The emergency responders were working the scene of an Interstate 39 accident Tuesday night when a tractor-trailer hauling a load of automobiles lost control and hit three of the emergency vehicles belonging to the Hudson Community Fire Protection District and the Illinois State Police.

Authorities say 39-year-old firefighter Christopher Brown died. He was a career Bloomington firefighter and a married father of two children.

All of the injured were taken to a hospital in Normal with injuries not considered life-threatening.














 



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