Four Pa. Firefighters Injured in Crash; Civilian Killed

A civilian, who lost control of his cab, was killed in the wreck.


A crash in Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon left four firefighters injured and a cab driver dead.

The conditions of the four Coolbaugh Township firefighters is not known, according to The Pocono Record.

Police told reporters it appears the driver of the taxi, Michael West, 55, of Stroundsburg, was traveling in the northbound lane when he lost control of his vehicle, sliding sideways into the southbound lane of the oncoming fire police van, which then hit the taxicab in the center of its passenger side.

West was pronounced dead at the scene.

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It is not known where the firefighters were headed, and witnesses said they appeared to be going slow when the crash happened.

The investigation is continuing.