ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — One person was killed and three firefighters were injured in a collision between a South Charleston fire truck.
The fire truck rolled over at least once on Childress Road not far from the U.S. Route 119 intersection at shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.
The person who died was a 46-year old man from the Charleston area. He was in the passenger vehicle involved in the crash, according to police.
One of the firefighters had to be cut out of the wreckage. Three firefighters in total were injured with two of them suffering non-life threatening injuries.
Both northbound lanes of the highway were expected to be closed into the nighttime hours.
A number of first responders remain on the scene. Kanawha County Emergency Manager C.W. Sigman said multiple agencies were working late into Thursday night to move debris from the highway.
South Charleston opened a new fire station in that area of the county in recent months after the city annexed the area.
The South Charleston City Council met Thursday night. Mayor Frank Mullens said they are thinking about the family who lost a loved in the crash and the firefighters who were involved.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family who lost someone,” Mullens said. “Our first responders are great people and this is just a tragedy. We’ll get through it.”
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.