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Volunteer firefighter in New Mexico hit by fire truck, dies

July 21, 2021 GMT

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police said Wednesday that they’re investigating the death of a volunteer firefighter who was fatally struck by a fire truck.

They said 59-year-old Janet Tracy of Caballo was at a crash scene south of Truth or Consequences on Tuesday providing aid and support to a victim.

A fire truck driven by a 52-year-old-man was being repositioned and the driver said he didn’t see Tracy and backed over her, according to State Police.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

State Police said the fire truck was not equipped with a backup camera and they aren’t releasing the name of the driver, who’s also a Caballo volunteer firefighter.