MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A crash in South Memphis sent five people, including four firefighters with the Memphis Fire Department (MFD), to the hospital Wednesday night, according to Memphis Police.
MPD said that an MFD fire engine was involved in a crash at 8:19 p.m. at Danny Thomas Avenue and E.H. Crump Boulevard.
When FOX13 crews arrived, a fire truck was on its side and a green pick-up truck was crashed on the side of the road.
The four Memphis firefighters were rushed to Regional One Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Early Thursday morning, MFD announced one of the firefighters died from the crash.
Later in the morning, MFD said that the other three firefighters were released from the hospital.
MFD said that the driver of a pick-up truck was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.
FOX13 News is working to learn more about his or her condition at this time.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland issued the following statement via Twitter:
My deepest condolences to the family of the firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty tonight and to the Memphis Fire Department family who lost one of their own.
Please pray for this family, three additional firefighters involved in this horrible crash, the heroes who risk their lives each day for us, and for the driver of the other vehicle involved.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to MPD.
Police said no charges have been filed at this time.
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