Fire engine crash leaves 1 firefighter dead, another injured while responding to call in Louisa County
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - The Louisa County Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. This comes after two Louisa County firefighters were hospitalized after they were involved in an accident while responding to a call.
On Sunday, July 9, just before 3 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a Mineral Volunteer Fire Department fire engine.
VSP said the 2002 fire engine ran off the road and hit a tree while responding to a call in the area of 2363 Peach Grove Road in Louisa County. It was raining at the time of the crash.
The driver, who has since been released from the hospital, was identified as a 39-year-old man from Culpepper. He suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
A passenger, identified as 20-year-old Mia Ethridge from Fredericksburg, was ejected from the engine. She was taken to UVA University Hospital; however, she later died as a result of her injuries.
VSP said both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The investigation into this crash remains ongoing.
Stafford Volunteer Fire Department releases a statement:
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