Abbott firefighter struck, killed by firetruck while assisting a stranded motorist

Yesterday at 7:18pm, the Abbott Fire Department was on scene of what was believed to be a motor vehicle crash on IH35, just south of the new Main Street Market. As they arrived, it was determined that it was actually a stranded motorist and they opted to stay on scene to assist with traffic control until a wrecker arrived.

As the firefighters were repositioning, to better assist, one of the firefighters was struck by the fire truck. Immediately life saving measures were started and additional emergency services were summoned to the scene. The firefighter was flown to Hillcrest Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Please join us as we grieve this tragic loss of a man who died in the service of strangers. Hill County was grateful for him and will not be the same without him.