MARCH 28, 2013
According to a news report published by the Hunterdon County Democrat and N.J.com, the firefighter, who was not identified, did not survive injuries suffered after he was struck.
The collision happened on Stanton-Lebanon Road (Route 629) near Round Valley late Thursday morning when heavy smoke may have reduced visibility during shifting winds during a controlled burn along the route, according to the newspaper report.
Responders from Clinton Rescue Squad and Clinton Township were summoned to the scene at about 11:30 a.m. Paramedics from the Hunterdon Medical Center also responded.
The incident is under investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Collision Team and Clinton police.Pending notification of family members, the firefighter’s name is being withheld, according to authorities.
Firehouse.com News will provide additional information when it becomes available.