Ohio fire apparatus fatally strikes 2 at fire scene

State troopers said the apparatus was backing up when it hit William and Karolyn Reed, both 72


By Laura French

MARIETTE, Ohio — Two people were killed Thursday when they were struck by a fire apparatus at a fire scene in Ohio. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say William Reed and Karolyn Reed, both 72, were struck by the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department's Pumper/Tanker 8 as it was backing up at the scene, according to WTAP. Both were pronounced dead by the Washington County Coroner. 

Ohio state troopers say two pedestrians were fatally struck by a fire apparatus at a fire scene on Thursday.
Ohio state troopers say two pedestrians were fatally struck by a fire apparatus at a fire scene on Thursday. (Photo/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department was providing mutual aid for the Reno Volunteer Fire Department at a mobile home fire when the two pedestrians were struck. Several other volunteer fire departments, as well as the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Engineers Office and Washington County EMS also assisted at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation. 

 

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