18-Wheeler Slams Into Fire Truck; One Firefighter Killed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 6, 2014) A Kentucky firefighter died and his mother, also a firefighter, was injured when an 18-wheeler slammed into a fire truck early Wednesday along an interstate highway.

The victims were identified as Jonathan French and his mother, Lisa French.

The woman was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The crash occurred at around 3 a.m. Wednesday in central Kentucky along Interstate 65, about a mile north of Glendale.

The mother and son had responded to a report of a vehicle fire on the highway and were getting equipment off the fire truck when it was hit.

Firefighting runs in the French family.

Lisa French is the sister of the chief of the Glendale volunteer fire department.

No charges have been filed.


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