One North Carolina Firefighter Killed and Another Injured After Fire Apparatus Overturns

A firefighter was killed and another was injured Tuesday afternoon after the fire truck they were in overturned in Franklin County (NC), reports (

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said the tanker truck was headed to a call in Louisburg’s Lake Royale community around 5 p.m. when it overturned on nearby Sykes Road and hit a culvert.

The driver died, and the passenger was being treated at a local hospital, Jones said.

Their names have not been released, and further details weren’t immediately available.

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