"Volunteer firefighter, fatal vehicle accident
Posted: Sep 04, 2011 9:04 AM CDT
Updated: Sep 04, 2011 9:04 AM CDT
Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Jackson Parish volunteer fireman died in a one vehicle crash while responding to a call for medical assistance. State Troopers investigated the crash at about 3:50 p.m. Saturday.
The investigation revealed that a 1998 Dodge utility truck from the Ward Four Fire Protection District was traveling south on Siloam Church Road, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The truck ran off the roadway and struck a ditch embankment and several trees.
The driver, a volunteer fireman was identified as 22 year-old Christopher Peterson from Jonesboro. Peterson was transported to the hospital. According to State Police, Peterson died a short time later. Seat belt use is unknown and impairment is not suspected to be a factor.
Investigating troopers indicated that the highway was wet at the time of the crash and the truck was apparently traveling too fast for the road conditions."
Any word on funeral arrangements?
Not yet. It happened about 4 this morning. I would imagin we will not hear till tommorrow. Thanks for asking.
LA here are the arangements.
"Funeral for Christoper Peterson (LODD Jackson Ward 4) will be at 2 PM at the Jonesboro Community Center on Wednesday."
" Funeral arrangement are as follows, Tuesday September 6, wake 5pm – 8pm at the Jackson Parish Community Center in Jonesboro. Wednesday September 7, a funeral service at 2pm at the Jackson Parish Community Center. A full fire service honors funeral will be conducted by the Louisiana Fire Service, including a fire apparatus procession to the burial site at the Antioch Community Church in Brewtons, Louisiana. "
Would love to go but Chief is keeping everyone at home until the extreme fire danger lets up.
Originally Posted by Acklan
Originally Posted by LaFireEducator