Texas firefighter returns home after being struck at fatal crash scene

Centerville's Colton Adams got a warm welcome and is recovering after an amputation


Firefighters Colton Adams, 21, and Clint Franklin, 46, are now both home from the hospital.
Firefighters Colton Adams, 21, and Clint Franklin, 46, are now both home from the hospital. (Photo/Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.)

By Leila Merrill

CENTERVILLE, Texas — A firefighter who was hit by an 18-wheeler while responding to an accident on Interstate 45 is home from the hospital after undergoing a partial leg amputation.

Members of the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department were responding to a crash on June 6 when the 18-wheeler crashed into both vehicles from the previous accident, injuring two firefighters and killing the driver.

Firefighters Colton Adams, 21, and Clint Franklin, 46, were transported. Franklin was released.

Adams had to have surgery in Temple.

He returned home to a warm welcome Saturday, KBTX reported.

A fund for Adams has been set up at Community National Bank and Trust of Texas.

The fire department said that Adams and his family need continued prayers for his recovery.

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