Editor’s Note: This story has been update to reflect a press release from Virginia State Police.
ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — One firefighter was killed and another injured when an Abingdon Fire Department vehicle crashed on Thursday.
The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. when the vehicle was responding to a fire alarm call, according to the Virginia State Police (VSP).
State police said the fire truck was traveling south on Vance’s Mill Road when it dropped off the right side of the road, overturned, struck a utility pole and then slid down an embankment on its side.
The passenger, identified by VSP as Cameron Craig, 20, of Saltville, Va., was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene, police report.
The driver of the truck was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, according to VSP. He was released Thursday night.
Both Craig and the driver were wearing seatbelts, VSP reported.
The Virginia State Police Wytheville Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting VSP with the ongoing investigation.
The Johnson City Firefighters Association is sending its peer support team to assist the Abingdon Fire Department, the association announced.