Rhode Island Firefighter Killed Working on Ladder Truck

WAKEFIELD, R.I. -- Kingston fire officials identified the firefighter who was fatally injured while working on a ladder truck Monday during an afternoon news conference Tuesday.

Assistant Chief Allan "Pickles" LePage, a member of the volunteer department for more than 40 years, died from his injuries Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital.

During a news conference, officials said other firefighters were at the station at the time, but LePage was alone at the time of the incident.

The incident remains under investigation. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Republished with permission of WPRI-TV.