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US Lubbock police officer, firefighter killed while working crash scenes on I-27

09:50  12 january  2020
09:50  12 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A Lubbock firefighter and police officer are dead and one firefighter remains in critical condition after they were struck by a vehicle while working a wreck on Saturday morning. While first responders were working both crashes , a third vehicle traveling southbound on I - 27 crossed into the

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A Lubbock police officer and firefighter are dead after being struck by a vehicle while working two accident scenes on Interstate 27, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell confirmed.

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The officers have been identified as 27-year-old Nicholas Reyna and 39-year-old Eric Hill.

Mitchell said officers and firefighters were called to a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-27 at approximately 8:19 a.m. Saturday. It appeared the vehicle was traveling southbound and crossed the median into the northbound lanes where it rolled over, Mitchell said.

Emergency crews arrived on scene at about 8:36 a.m.

Lubbock police officer, firefighter killed while working crash scenes on I-27

  Lubbock police officer, firefighter killed while working crash scenes on I-27 A Lubbock police officer and firefighter are dead after being struck by a vehicle while working two accident scenes on Interstate 27, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell confirmed. The officers have been identified as 27-year-old Nicholas Reyna and 39-year-old Eric Hill.

The police officer — 27 -year-old Officer Nicholas Reyna — died at the scene . He had been with the Lubbock Police Department for one year. Two firefighters — 39-year-old Lt. David Hill and 30-year-old Matthew Dawson — were transported to a local hospital. Hill was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Eric Hill and Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna were killed this morning, and Firefighter Matt Dawson is listed in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on I - 27 in Texas. While working at the scene of a crash , a second vehicle crossed the median and crashed near the first vehicle.

While investigating this scene, another vehicle carrying a trailer was traveling southbound on I-27 when it crossed over the median and came to a stop in the northbound lanes -- about 25 to 50 yards away from the first accident scene, Mitchell confirmed.

Police and firefighters spread their resources to work both accidents, and while investigating, a third vehicle traveling southbound on I-27 crossed over the median and struck one Lubbock police officer and two Lubbock firefighters, Mitchell said.

That vehicle came to a rest in an embankment.

Reyna, who has been with LBD for a little over a year, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two firefighters were quickly transported to a nearby hospital.

One of the firefighters died at the hospital. The other remains in very critical condition.

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During a press conference, officials blamed road conditions for the string of accidents.

“When road conditions get this bad we need people to understand that they need to slow down," Police Chief Floyd Mitchell said.

Accident investigators are mapping the scene and looking at all factors to see if any charges will be filed.

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