Denver (CO) Fire Department Vehicle Involved in Deadly Crash

The Denver (CO) Fire Department updated the public on Saturday's deadly crash involving one of its rescue vehicles.

According to a report from 9News, the Denver (CO) Fire Department (DFD) updated the public on Saturday’s deadly crash involving one of its rescue vehicles.

The accident occurred at 1:37 p.m. at North Broadway and Speer Boulevard, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD). The DFD said its rescue vehicle was using lights and sirens on its way to a report of smoke in a building and that the vehicle had slowed down to clear the intersection when the crash happened.

DFD said the lights were changing as the vehicle approached the intersection and slowed down.

A person in the other vehicle died, and two more people in the car were severely injured, according to the DPD. One DFD firefighter was treated for a knee injury.

A woman, Britney Garcia, who witnessed the accident as she was driving on Broadway said that, although the light was green, she stopped when she heard a siren. However, Garcia said another car failed to stop, and was “T-boned” by the DFD vehicle. 

The Denver Police Traffic Investigations Unit and the Denver District Attorney’s Office will conduct a full investigation.

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