Fire truck flips, killing Texas fire chief

The fire chief of a small Texas town was killed when the fire truck he was driving flipped, ejecting him from the driver's seat, authorities said Friday. (File)
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FORT HANCOCK, Texas (AP) The fire chief of a small West Texas town was killed when the fire truck he was driving flipped, ejecting him from the driver's seat, authorities said Friday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Fort Hancock Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr. died at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when the truck slipped off the pavement on State Route 20 in the town 50 miles southeast of El Paso.

The DPS says it's unknown what caused the 71-year-old chief to lose control of the truck.

DPS says Galindo wasn't wearing a seatbelt when the truck flipped over.