Montana Firefighter Struck and Killed

Dec. 18, 2008
A FedEx tractor-trailer struck the firefighter's vehicle, ejecting and killing him.

A Montana firefighter's truck was stuck scene of an accident, killing him on Dec. 17, according to the USFA.

Firefighter Jerry Parrick of the West End Volunteer Fire Department in Haugan, Mont. was driving his personal vehicle when he spotted the crash.

He began warning motorists with his truck's emergency lighting as he stopped on a curved section of roadway near the scene.

A FedEx tractor-trailer approached the scene as slowed as it attempted to move to another lane, but was unable to, striking Parrick's vehicle. The firefighter was partially ejected from his truck and passed away at the scene from his injuries.

Weather and road conditions were reported to have been possible contributing factors to the initial and subsequent accident, according to the USFA's report.

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral services for Firefighter Parrick will be held Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at the St. Regis High School Gym, and the indoor ceremony will be followed by a procession to Deborgia Cemetery.

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