Louisiana firefighter dies responding to medical call www.privateofficer.com
Jackson Parish LA Sept 6 2011 A Jackson Parish volunteer firefighter died Saturday afternoon while responding to a call for medical assistance, reports KNOE.com.
The responder was identified as 22 year-old Christopher Peterson from Jonesboro.
Peterson was driving a 1998 Dodge utility truck from the Ward Four Fire Protection District and was traveling south on Siloam Church Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, the news station reports. The truck ran off the road and struck an embankment and several trees.
According to State Police, Peterson was transported to an area hospital but died a short time later.
The police report indicated that the highway was wet at the time of the crash and the truck was traveling too fast for the road conditions.