Volunteer Firefighter Runs Over, Kills Colleague with Apparatus

A volunteer firefighter was killed while helping a person injured in a crash Wednesday morning when another firefighter backed over her in a fire truck along Interstate 25 (NM), reports abqjournal.com.

Police officials say 59-year-old Janet Tracy, a volunteer firefighter from Caballo, was pronounced dead at the scene. They did not add if the 52-year-old man who ran her over, also a Caballo volunteer firefighter, will face any charges.

Police were investigating a single-vehicle, noninjury crash around 11:30 a.m. on I-25, when the second accident occurred about an hour later.

Tracy was providing aid and support to someone involved in the crash when another Caballo volunteer firefighter was repositioning the apparatus.

Officials are not releasing the identity of the other firefighter, and the incident is being investigated by state police.

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