Second person dies due to injuries sustained
in crash with rescue
DENVER, Colorado — 9News reports that a second person has died after a crash last weekend involving a Denver Fire Department rescue.
The collision happened at North Broadway and Speer Boulevard.
The fire department said its rescue vehicle was using lights and sirens as it was responding to a report of smoke in a building.
Officials say that the rescue had slowed to clear the intersection and that the lights were changing as the vehicle approached the intersection and slowed down.
After the crash occurred, firefighters went to work to quickly extricate the victims in the other vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, Monica Charles, 38, was killed in the crash.
A second woman had died from injuries sustained in the wreck. Her identity will be released later by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.
Another person inside vehicle was severely injured.
One firefighter was treated for a knee injury.
“The entire Denver Fire Department extends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of this tragic accident,” said Fire Chief Desmond Fulton. “We are committed to cooperating fully with this investigation and are hopeful to prevent this type of tragedy from occurring in the future.”
The Denver Police Department is investigating.