Va. Fire Truck Destroyed in Rollover

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. -- An East Rivanna fire truck rolled over and was destroyed yesterday morning, according to The Charlottesville Daily Progress. The tanker truck was responding to a call with its lights and sirens activated as it approached a...


ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. -- An East Rivanna fire truck rolled over and was destroyed yesterday morning, according to The Charlottesville Daily Progress.

The tanker truck was responding to a call with its lights and sirens activated as it approached a group of vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, county spokeswoman Lee Catlin told the newspaper.

The first oncoming vehicle slammed its brakes when it saw the fire truck and set off a chain reaction that occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The firefighter driving the rig made the decision to pull off of the road, causing the truck to roll over.

The 1997 truck had been purchased by the fire company but insured by the county. Its replacement value is listed as $340,000, according to the report.

The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.